London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1883. Leather bound. Limited Edition to 150 numbered copies. Two volumves, complete set. 8vo. 408 + 358 pp. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume. Eight etchings by Damman from original designs by harry Furniss. Three-quarter morroco leather over marbled paper boards with gilt ruling & lettering; TEG; marbled endpapers. A fine, beautiful set. Item #18074
First published in nine voluems beginning in 1759, 'Tristam Shandy' purports to be a biography of the eponymous character. Its style is marked by digression, double entendre, and graphic devices. As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make explanatory diversions to add context and colour to his tale. - wiki.