London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
[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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