SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BY KALTHOEBER
STERNE, Laurence ~ The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters).
London: J.Johnson et al., 1798
10 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Splendid bindings, bound by the great Christian Kalthoeber, and with his ticket. Full 18th century tree calf with gilt 'Greek key' bands, twin labels and charming gilt floral tools to the panels. Fine gilt rolls frame the tree calf of the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Astle. There is a slight nick to the head cap of volume 4 and a one inch split to the head of volume 1, but still a superb set by one of the greatest London binders of his period.