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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    [BECKFORD, William (1760-1844)]. An Arabian Tale, translated from the French and edited by Samuel Henley. London: for J. Johnson, 1786. 5 woodcut illustrations on p.316, with the final blank (some spotting). Contemporary calf gilt, red lettering piece on spine (head and foot of spine chipped, extremities rubbed).

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    [BECKFORD, William (1760-1844)]. An Arabian Tale, translated from the French and edited by Samuel Henley. London: for J. Johnson, 1786. 5 woodcut illustrations on p.316, with the final blank (some spotting). Contemporary calf gilt, red lettering piece on spine (head and foot of spine chipped, extremities rubbed).

    FIRST EDITION of Beckford's Vathek which, to the author's chagrin, appeared in English for the first time instead of in French. Rothschild 354.


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