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Oliver, J.W.

The life of William Beckford.

London, Oxford University Press 1932.

Reference: 13259
Price: £45 [convert currency]

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8vo. x + (2) + 343 + (1)pp. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper torn and defective).

First edition (surprisingly scarce). Largely based on the Beckford material preserved in the family papers of the Dukes of Hamilton, and fullest and best on Beckford’s travels and married life in the early 1780s. Dr John Walter Oliver (1893-1957), the volume’s author, was Principal Lecturer in English at Moray House Training College, Edinburgh. Millington p.24.