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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Volume 5. The Second Edition.

This volume is fully bound in leather over boads 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 underneath "Property of the Laurence Sterne Trust, 1986". Also on this page are 5 lines of pencil notes "2nd edt. KM variant 2, I call it differs from 1 + 2, has blank (A)1 + L4. KM V - (3)". On the top of the first blank page, also in pencil is "KM 2nd ed variant 2".Written in ink on the top of the half title page is a previous owners signature "John Landon". There are three Latin quotes on the title page by Horatius, Erasmus and The Second Council of Carthage. On the reverse of the title page is a circular stamp with "Laurence Sterne Trust Shandy Hall" with "The Kenneth Monkman Collection" inside. 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 "Tristram Shandy" with "5" 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
Sterne, Laurence
Becket, T
100 mm

149 mm