Beckford, William. Centipede Press, Lakewood. Limited edition, 165 of 250 copies. Signed by the illustrator and by the introducer. Illustrated by David Whitlam. Introduction by Donald Sydney-Fryer. Cloth, with jacket. 8vo. New.

1Brand new in the original shrink-wrap. Beckford’s short work of horror, which was a major influence on H.P. Lovecdraft, here signed twice by the illustrator and the historian Sydney-Fryer, with a fantastic, fully illustrated jacket. This edition out of print from the publisher. Very scarce, and in pristine condition overall.


William Beckford, (born September 29, 1760, London, England—died May 2, 1844, Bath, Somerset), eccentric English dilettante, author of the Gothic novel Vathek (1786). Such writers as George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Stéphane Mallarmé acknowledged his genius. He also is renowned for having built Fonthill Abbey, the most sensational building of the English Gothic Revival.

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