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

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On the front pastedown is a bookplate with a crest and motto 'ne vile valis' belonging to Lord Braybrooke. Marbled boards with leather spine which has elaborate gilt tooling of intersecting gilt lines in a chessboard pattern. The head and tail of the spine are decorated with symbols including the sun and stars (?). It is likely that this set of nine may have come from Audley End. Inlaid is a press cutting dated 5 August 1971 from The Times referring to the purchase of the contents of the Jacobean house. Ink stamp on the reverse of the half title. The set is displayed with two metal and moroccan red leather bookends with decorative floral gilt to the outer edges - plain on the inside (possibly contemporary and bespoke?)
 
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CCWSH:1554a
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