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Beckford, William

Vathek.

(London), Philip Allan & Co (1923).

Reference: 13285
Price: £55 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. xv + (1) + 212pp, incl decorative title leaf, colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates. Publisher’s cloth, gilt. A good copy.

A twentieth century illustrated edition of Vathek, reproducing the text of the English-language version of 1786, with about half of the original explanatory notes provided by Samuel Henley for that version. The illustrations are by Violet Dale, a British book illustrator frequently used by the Philip Allan publishing firm. Millington p.262, where he states that this edition was limited to 1000 copies.