The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
London: Dodsley, 1772-3. 6 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. An exceptionally well preserved early edition in bright 18th century speckled calf with gilt raised bands, contrasting twin labels and delicate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Small loss to a couple of headcaps otherwise bright and clean inside and out. With the rather splendid armorial bookplate of Francis Pigott Esq.. Ninth Edition. First printed in 1759-67, through time, it has come to be seen as one of the greatest comic novels in English. Arthur Schopenhauer called Tristram Shandy one of "the four immortal romances". A fine early complete set.