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(Beckford, William) (attrib)

A dialogue in the shades. Rare doings at Roxburghe Hall. Printed in 1819 now reprinted in facsimile with an introduction.

(Ipswich), Claude Cox 1985.

Reference: 13302
Price: £24 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (28)pp. Original marbled wrappers, with printed paper label on upper cover, a little knocked at head of spine. One of 250 numbered copies only.

Jeux d’esprit on the world of book collecting at the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century, printed in a small number of copies for William Beckford’s preferred bookseller William Clarke, and most probably written by Beckford himself. Claude Cox deserves much praise for reprinting them, although explanations would have been welcome of what are today deeply obscure references to booksellers and book collectors of that period. Millington p. 343.