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 slightly abraded at spine and corners).
Biographical study of William Beckford (1760-1844), 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.