Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses. By John Ferriar
FERRIAR, John (1761-1815). Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses. 8vo. viii, 314pp. Contemporary tree calf. Very fine copy with large margins. London: Cadell & Davies, 1798.
FIRST EDITION of a rare work amplifying and illustrating various aspects of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and in the process providing one of the earliest printed expositions and defenses of Tagliacozzi's methods of rhinoplasty published in English before the revival by Carpue in 1816. In his Chapter 4, entitled "Mr. Shandy's hypothesis of noses explained," Ferriar discusses the work of Tagliacozzi (on pp. 113-29) and defends his methods, quoting some sections from the original Latin. Ferriar's discussion shows thorough acquaintance with Tagliacozzi's text. Not in Gnudi & Webster. Osler 4805. Cushing F 106 (citing only the 2nd edition of 1812).
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 1732