Brockman, H.A.N.

The Caliph of Fonthill.

London, Werner Laurie 1956.

Reference: 13626
Price: £14 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 219 + (1)pp, photo frontispiece, 12 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth (remainder binding in blue cloth, as noted by Millington), in dustwrapper (the wrapper torn and abraded at outer margins). Two presentation inscriptions (from 1963 and 1998) on verso of front free endpaper. Gavin Stamp’s copy.

Biographical study of Beckford, written by an architect and thus focused on Beckford’s interests in architecture and landscape design as exemplified at Fonthill Abbey. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner contributed a brief foreword. Millington p.25.