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Beckford, William

Vathek. Translated by Herbert B.Grimsditch. Illustrated by Charles W.Stewart.

(London), The Bodley Head 1953.

Reference: 13265
Price: £25 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 125 + (1)pp, incl decorative frontispiece and title leaf, and 7 full-page ills. Publisher’s cloth (the publisher’s original black cloth binding), in dustwrapper (the wrapper designed by Charles W.Stewart).

The text is that of the Nonesuch Press edition of 1929 (see that item), with the addition by Grimsditch of a new introduction and two pages of “textual notes”. The illustrations are also new and are by the book illustrator Charles W.Stewart (1915-2001), creator of the Shambellie House Museum of Costume. Millington p.262.