The Collection | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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


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.

Object history

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

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Height 260 mm
Width 170 mm


Sterne, Laurence