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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; Gent.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; Gent. This edition was used in the film 'A Cock and Bull Story' and has had 6 false pages inserted into the front. The title-leaf of the original book has been covered but some of the text can be seen. It reads; 'A Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. A New Edition. Vol VI. London Printed for T.Becket in the Strand 1777. The false title page reads; 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman'. Vol I. The Third Edition. London. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall. 1760. A false frontispiece has been inserted into this volume depicting Sterne with a Skeleton holding an hourglass entitled; 'When death himself knocked at my door'. Then 3 false pages with a dedication to 'The Right Honourable Mr Pitt'.

Accession number CCWSH:1170
Category Book
Date 1777
Dimensions length: 157mm, width: 97mm