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Fair copy of ['The long story'], in the hand of an amanuensis, with some alterations by Beckford, c.1777

MS. Beckford c. 46

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Beg. 'I happened accidently to open my casement the moon shone bright', (see MS. Beckford c. 14, fol. 1, where an epigraph for 'the long story' is written on a sheet dated 1777). The work was printed as The vision, ed. Guy Chapman (London & New York, 1930). The contemporary foliation omits '53', but there is no gap in the text.


  • c.1777


83 Leaves


MS. Beckford c. 46

Physical Facet

Binding: stiffened marked wrappers

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom