VATHEK ... Introduction by Donald Sidney-Fryer. Cover and Frontispiece Artwork by David Whitlam. Interior artwork by Mahlon Blaine. William Beckford.

VATHEK ... Introduction by Donald Sidney-Fryer. Cover and Frontispiece Artwork by David Whitlam. Interior artwork by Mahlon Blaine. [Lakewood, CO]: Centipede Press, 2015. Octavo, illustrations by David Whitlam and Mahlon Blaine, cloth. First printing of this edition. One of 250 numbered copies for sale, signed by introducer Donald Sidney-Fryer and artist David Whitlam. Text photo offset from that of the 1928 John Day edition. New 43-page introduction by Donald Sidney-Fryer. "VATHEK is undoubtedly the finest European imitation of the ARABIAN NIGHTS. No one else has been able to create the bizarre detail, the curious blend of the ludicrous and the horrible, the tongue-in-cheek wryness of VATHEK. It is still very much worth reading." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 26-7. "A work of great beauty, ingenuity, and imaginative perception, Beckford's VATHEK is a milestone of Romantic art and a tower to be climbed by all who wish to discover the outer limits of fantasy." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 2023-28. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163845).

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"April 2015" on copyright page.