17-18th century bookmaking masterpiece - help needed

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christian zander's picture
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17-18th century bookmaking masterpiece - help needed
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I am going to make a book for a danish painter, while talking over the book, he told me to find a book called somthing which sounded like “Trispan Chantry” he said it was from the 18th century — and that he was unable to spell it … other facts .. the bookmaker supposedly made use of the marbelized prints normally used for the inside of the binding, in the actual book itself …. all very vague i know — but does it ring anyones bell ?

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That would be “Tristram Shandy.” It’s a very famous book in literary circles.

Here’s a good explanation of the book:
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0259.html

Here’s some good visuals on the early editions:
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/oct2000.html

Hope that helps!

T

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There is a very well done online version of The life and opinions of, Tristram Shandy, gentleman — to give the book its full title — at http://www.tristramshandyweb.it/

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”.. the bookmaker supposedly made use of the marbelized prints normally used for the inside of the binding, in the actual book itself …. all very vague i know — but does it ring anyones bell”

“Tristram Shandy.”


The marbled inner sheets, by the way, completment the preceding and/or missing text, and depict ejaculation. Clever boy.