The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman.
- The ninth edition.
- London: : Printed for J. Dodsley ..., MDCCLXXIII [i.e. 1772-1773]
6 volumes : 1 illustration ; 16 cm (8vo)
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- Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
Infants -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
Fetus -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
English fiction -- 18th century.
- Stream of consciousness fiction.
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- Anonymous. By Laurence Sterne; author's name appears for the first time at end of the dedication in v. 4.
Edition, imprint, and date vary: volume 2: MDCCLXXII ; volume 3: A new edition. MDCCLXXIII ; volume 4-6: A new edition. London : Printed for T. Becket, in the Strand, MDCCLXXII.
Signatures: v. 1: A-O⁸ P⁴ Q² (leaf Q2 blank) ; v. 2: A-P⁸ ; v. 3: [A]² B⁸ C⁸(C2+chi1) D-P⁸ Q⁴ R² ; v. 4: [A]² B-P⁸ ; v. 5: [A]1 B-O⁸ P⁸(-P8) ; v. 6: pi1 A² B-O⁸.
Pagination: v. 1: , 228,  pages ; v. 2: 238,  pages ; v. 3: , 180, 191-248 pages ; v. 4: , 224 pages ; v. 5: , 222 pages ; v. 6: , 205,  pages.
Engraved frontispiece illustration in volume 1 signed: W. Hogarth, invt. S. Ravenet sculpt.
With a marbled leaf inserted as pages 21-22 of volume 3, and a leaf printed entirely in black as pages 67-68 of volume 1, with no loss of text.
"Books printed for J. Dodsley.": Volume 2, leaf P8r.
- Local notes:
- Day Sterne Collection copy imperfect: volumes 1-3 and 5 only. Title leaf of volume 2 wanting.
Day Sterne Collection copy: volumes 1-2 and 5 each has a few manuscript marks in pencil in text; volume 3 has early manuscript note ("Shall we[?] make you[?] one tomorrow") on verso of front free endpaper.
Kislak Center Day Sterne Collection copy acquired from Geoffrey Day in 2018.
Day Sterne Collection copy: volume 3: leaves Q1-R2 bound in out of order as follows: Q1, Q4, R1, Q2, Q3, R2. Leaves Q1v and Q2r have manuscript directions to the reader in pencil.
- Penn Provenance:
- Day, Geoffrey (former owner) (Day Sterne Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- 1773 [i.e. 1772-1773]
- Cited in:
- ESTC T14795
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, illustrator.
Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774, engraver.
Dodsley, James, 1724-1797, publisher.
Becket, Thomas, publisher.
Geoffrey Day Collection of Laurence Sterne (University of Pennsylvania)
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
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