Italy, with Sketches of Spain and Portugal [with: Vathek: an Arabian Tale]. William Beckford.
Italy, with Sketches of Spain and Portugal [with: Vathek: an Arabian Tale]

Italy, with Sketches of Spain and Portugal [with: Vathek: an Arabian Tale]

Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1834. Hardcover. Imprint: Paris: Baudry's European Library; Berlin: Asher's British and Foreign Library, 1834. vi, 338, 127 p.; 22 cm. Contemporary quarter polished calf with gilt-tooled title "Italy Vathek," quintuple gilt rules, and blind-tooled decoration. Marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. Blue ribbon book mark. Series title page precedes title page: Collection of Ancient and Modern British Novels and Romances, vol. LIX: Italy -- Vathek. Presented as a series of letters written by the author from 1780 to 1795. Final 127 pages contain Vathek: an Arabian Tale by William Beckford, Esq. with Notes Critical and Explanatory. First published in 1786, Vathek has been called the first Gothic horror novel in English literature. This edition of Italy, with Sketches of Spain and Portugal, issued the same year as the first edition, is in a single volume, unlike the more common London and Philadelphia editions of 1834. In Very Good Condition: rubbed with very slight loss at head of spine; light foxing throughout, slightly heavier on last few pages; a few pencilled markings; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good. Item #002253

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