Publisher: London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1768.
Edition: First edition, with page 150, line 12, in state 2 in the first volume and page 133, last line, in state 1 in volume 2.
Bibliographical References: Rothschild 1971; NCBEL II, 949.
Condition: Binding a little rubbed; an unusually fine copy in original state, enclosed in a cloth clamshell box.
Book ID: 26996
Description2 vols, 8vo, contemporary calf, spines with gilt rules and numbers. List of subscribers in volume one; half-titles and blanks present.
Comments¶ A famously enduring work of 18th century English travel, though it has little to do with France or Italy and is in fact more accurately described as a semi-autobiographical imaginary voyage, and a charming one it is. Sterne desired to show the sentimental traveler as one who seeks and finds those things in travel that are pleasing and stimulating, as opposed to the critical approach of so many travel narratives.