London: William Tegg. . A New Edition. Duodecimo (16.5 x11 cm), original decorated green cloth stamped in black , gold and red on front panel, stamped in gold on spine and stamped in blind on rear panel, brown coated endpapers. xxii + 184 pp,  pp catalogue 'William Tegg's list of Engravings' + 32 pp catalogue 'Mr. William Tegg's List of Publications' bound in at rear; vignette on title page, frontispiece with tissue guard and 10 additional full-page plates inserted within the text. "New Edition, with notes, critical and explanatory. The notes are by Samuel Henley 1740-1815. Contains a 'Memoir of William Beckford' p. [v]-xxii, signed "R.S." Small old name label to upper edge of front paste-down; ink name and date (1871) to verso of front endpaper (with a small erasure underneath). A bright, clean copy, very good or better, of a very scarce and attractive book. Item #312991
¶ Beckford's great macabre tale of the Caliph Vathek's search for the secrets of the universe; one of the earliest and greatest of all Gothic Tales. Originally published in 1787.