17-18th century bookmaking masterpiece - help needed

zander's picture

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 ?

Thomas Phinney's picture

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

John Hudson's picture

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/

bieler's picture

".. 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.

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