An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript

An Arabian Tale, from an Unpublished Manuscript

1786 UK

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First Edition - First Edition
Published - J. Johnson
Author - Beckford, William

vii, [1], 334pp. Quarter calf and spot patterned marbled paper over boards, smooth back, spine divided into six panels by a gilt roll, morocco title label to second panel, vellum tips to corners. Corners bumped, front outer joint slightly split and a little weak but holding well, head of spine slightly chipped. Internally there is a long inscription in pen to front pastedown, R3 and R4 are a little grubby, lacking the blank Y8 as often, but generally quite a clean copy. The first English edition of Beckford's 'Vathek', prepared by Samuel Henley with Beckford's knowledge, but published before the French edition against Beckford's explicit instructions. This is the ordinary paper issue (there was a large paper issue). Chapman 3 (i); Rothschild 352; Summers 543 and Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1786:15
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