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Beckford, William

Vathek with the Episodes of Vathek. By William Beckford of Fonthill. Edited with a historical introduction and notes by Guy Chapman.

“Printed at the University Press, Cambridge, for Constable and Company Limited & Houghton Mifflin Company” 1928.

Reference: 13283
Price: £120 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 8vo. 2 vols. xxiv + (2) + 175 + (1)pp, photo frontispiece, 3 photo plates ; vii + (1) + 162pp, photo frontispiece, 3 photo plates. Publisher’s blue cloth, gilt spines. An unopened set. Ink ownership inscription dated 1947 on each front free endpaper. One of 1000 copies.

Well produced new edition by Chapman of the French-language version of Vathek printed in Paris in 1787, with a short historical introduction and added notes. This was the first in a series of editions by Chapman of Beckford’s literary works, all handsomely printed by Cambridge University Press for the Constable firm and its US publishing partners (see those items). Millington p.265.