(Lansdown, Henry Venn)
Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath.
(Bath), Kingsmead Reprints nd (1969).
8vo. 48pp. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. One of 750 copies.
Facsimile reprint of a rare pamphlet originally printed in 1893 for the author’s daughter. Henry Venn Lansdown (1806-1860), a local Bath artist, visited Beckford in 1838 both at his house in Lansdown Crescent, Bath, and at Lansdown Tower, Bath, and the pamphlet prints letters from him describing these visits and the houses’ interior appearance and contents (and also a visit to the ruins of Fonthill Abbey in 1844). Millington p.29 (noting that the dustwrapper exists in two versions).