VATHEK: AN ARABIAN TALE ... WITH NOTES CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY. New York: James Miller, Publisher, 647, Broadway, 1868. Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-207 [208: blank] [209-212: ads], original terra bevel-edged cotta cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. Later edition. Includes a "Memoir" by William North, pp. -16. "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. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 29-30. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-8. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-6. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 119. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 139-44. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 3. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 543. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-25. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 18. Reginald 01022. Just a touch of rubbing at spine ends and corner tips, a fine copy. A lovely copy of an attractive edition of this classic. (#165459).