Title: The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, ...
Publisher: Printed for Harrison and Co. No 18, Paternoster Row [London].
Publication Date: 1791
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 5th or later Edition
Nine books in one volume, with a dedication to Mr Pitt as a preface. 135, , 147-290 pages, 8 leaves of copper engraved plates dated 1781. Plates etched by Grignion, Heath, Walker and Angus after Stothard, A.R.A. Printer's error in pagination: page 66 misnumbered "96". Pages 19 and 20 printed solid black; inserted leaf of marbled paper between N4 and O1 constitutes pages -. Each volume commences with a decorative typographical headpiece and decorated initial. Pages unevenly toned, some foxing and ocassional historic marks. Includes the original flourish of Uncle Toby's stick and the narrator's convoluted plot lines amongst other typographical embellishments. 14 x 22 cm. Very attractive, contemporary-style half calf rebind, marble-paper covered boards (very slightly rubbed and gently patinated). Spine in compartments with raised bands and blind tooed quatrefoils with cusps. Contrasting burgundy and light green morocco lettering pieces with gilt titles and tooling. Gilt tooled date at foot of spine. A reissue of the edition of 1781. Sterne's innovative novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, was first written and printed over a period of eight years between 1759 and 1767. This is an appealing eighteenth century edition of a literary tour de force. Seller Inventory # 5195