Vathek ; an Arabian tale. A new edition. With notes, critical and explanatory. Illustrated.
London, William Tegg 1868.
12mo. xxii + (2) + 184pp, woodcut frontispiece, (10) woodcut plates. Publisher’s stamped green cloth, gilt lettered spine.
A mid-nineteenth century pocket edition of Vathek, seemingly unremarkable but in fact the first illustrated edition of Vathek, setting the pattern for many subsequent illustrated editions. It also contains an introductory “Memoir of William Beckford”, signed by the initials R.S. The present copy is in better condition than our other copy of this edition (previous item), but is in a later publisher’s binding. Millington p.258.