The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Illustrated by John Austen.First Edition. 1928.
This volume is fully bound with black cloth-covered boards and also a black paper cover. The top edge of the text block is stained red. The front board has a gilt impressed panel in the centre depicting a rider and horse. The Black Page has been ommited and should be on or after page 28. The Marbled Page is double-sided and located between pages 192=193, this is unconventional marbling and an edge-to-edge pattern. The frontispiece is the Widow Wadman and has the caption "As Unlike your Wife as your Conscience will Let You". There are fifteen other full-page illustrations and 78 uncaptioned illustrations throughout the volume.
Purchased by the Trust in 1986. The book was originally priced at 25 shillings.
Height 260 mm
Width 170 mm