Vathek. With The Episodes of Vathek. By William Beckford of Fonthill. Edited with an introduction and notes by Guy Chapman. 2 volumes



Publisher: Constable & Co., 1929. First edition thus
Description: ppxvi, 176, 162, with 8 plates; 8vo, cloth gilt. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Some faint foxing, else very good

Edition limited to 1000 copies. Introduction in English, text in French. Curiously this classic of English Gothic was written in French and then translated into English by Samuel Henley with the author’s help. The English version was the first published, in 1786, followed by the French in 1787

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