The famous marbled page from the first edition of Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1759).  Common in later book production (including modern books), this type of page was a novelty at the time.  Sterne called it, the “motley emblem of my work.”  See the link for an article celebrating the 250th anniversary of this text and explaining Sterne’s literary significance. 

The famous marbled page from the first edition of Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1759).  Common in later book production (including modern books), this type of page was a novelty at the time.  Sterne called it, the “motley emblem of my work.”  See the link for an article celebrating the 250th anniversary of this text and explaining Sterne’s literary significance. 

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