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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Volume 1. The Seventh Edition.

This volume is fully bound in leather over boards with red mottling to the edges of the text block. On the front paste-down are 2 labels; "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall" and adjacent "Property of the Laurence Sterne Trust, 1986". There is also "1983" in pencil within a circle. Written in ink on the top of the title page is a previous owners signature "John Landon". On the reverse of the title page is a circular stamp with "Laurence sterne Trust Shandy Hall" with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" inside. On the title page is a Greek epigram. On the rear paste-down in pencil is "akff" and "I-TM-O" The spine has 5 raised bands with gilt lines either side and floral decoration in between. In impressed gilt capitols on an ox-blood background in the second panel is "Tristra Shandy" with "I" below on a black (green?) background. The board faces are decorated by a border of 2 impressed gilt lines, and the board edges have impressed gilt decoration. The catchword is to the bottom right of every page.

Accession number CCWSH:0220
Category Book
Publisher Hogarth; Ravenet
Date 1768
Dimensions height: 149 mm, width: 100 mm