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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Volume 6. A New Edition.

Description
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". Written in ink on the top of the half 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. The title page has a Latin quote by Horatius and one by Erasmus. 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 "6" 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:0225
Category
Book
 
Author/maker
Sterne, Laurence
Publisher
Becket, T
 
Date
1769
Dimensions
Width:
100 mm

Height:
149 mm