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

Description
This volume is fully bound in leather with red mottling to the edges of the text block. On the front paste-down there are 2 labels; top left is "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall" with underneath "Property of the Laurence Sterne Trust, 1986". There are feint pencil marks on this page suggesting information erased in the past. 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. The spine has 5 raised bands, the title piece is in the second panel down in gilt capitols on an ox-blood background "Tristram Shandy" and the volume number is in the fourth panel down in gilt on a green background "I" both are surrounded by gilt borders. The board faces are decorated by a border of 3 impressed lines.
 
Accession number
CCWSH:0173
Category
Book
 
Author/maker
Sterne, Laurence
Publisher
Hogarth; Ravenet; Dodsley, R.
 
Date
1760
Dimensions
Width:
100 mm

Height:
155 mm