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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Illustrated by John Austen. First edition. 1928

Description

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.

History

Purchased by the Trust in 1986. The book was originally priced at 25 shillings.

Accession number

CCWSH:0562

Date

1928

Author

Laurence Sterne

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