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Title Vathek
Author Beckford, William
Subject Literature
Binding Hardcover
Publisher The Nonesuch press
Publisher Year 1929
Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Description 1/4 parchment spine over paper, gilt cover & spine lettering. Marbled endpapers. Color illust. Heavy wear to bottom corners. Binding tight and inner pages unmarked. Deckled page edges. From the estate of Dr. Oscar Janiger. ; "Written in 1782 by the near-legendary hedonist William Beckford, Vathek was the first Oriental-Gothic horror novel in English literature. It tells the story of Vathek, the debauched and pleasure-seeking ninth Caliph of the Abassides, who decides to build a great tower to "penetrate the secrets of heaven."

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