VATHEK. Translated from the Original French. Fourth Edition, Revised and Corrected. London: Printed for W. Clarke, New Bond Street, MDCCCXXIII . Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-284, inserted frontispiece, contemporary brown leather, front and spine panels ruled in gold, spine panel richly tooled in gold, gauffered edges, black leather title piece affixed to spine panel, page edges marbled, marbled endpapers (Davey & Muskett, Bristol, binder's ticket affixed to top fore-edge corner of front paste-down). Fourth edition. "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. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 544. Armorial bookplate of Richard F. D. Holmden affixed to the front paste-down. Leather rubbed along outer joints, gilt stamping on spine panel largely perished, frontispiece margins foxed, a good copy. (#170650).
"Fourth Edition" on title page.