THE EPISODES OF VATHEK ... With an Introduction by Robert J. Gemmett. Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. London: Associated University Presses, . Octavo, cloth. First printing of this edition. Gothic Orientalia, laced with the kind of bizarrerie and perversity found in VATHEK itself. This material was originally intended to be included with VATHEK (1786, as AN ARABIAN TALE) but was left out when Beckford’s associate, Samuel Henley, published the work prematurely, against Beckford’s wishes. The episodes were thought lost and were not recovered until 1909. The three episodes were translated from the French by Sir Frank T. Marzials and published in London by Stephen Swift & Co., Ltd. in 1912. The text of this edition is offset from that of the 1971 Ballantine Books edition. Bleiler (1978), p. 18. Reginald 01023. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 30. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 120. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 27. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-26. Tiny spot to top edge, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#158645).
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