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A literal English translation by John Lettice of part of the French text of Vathek, entitled 'History of the Calif Vatek', Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Beckford c. 49

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Beg: 'Sepr. 15 at sea [1782]' (fol.iv), ending 'The eagles envy our nest', ('the eagles envy us our nest' in the English edition of 1786, p. 91). The front wrapper is inscribed by Lettice 'Vatek/ No. 1', followed by a note 'To the transcriber' about the spelling of 'Vatek' and 'Caratis'; discussed by Parreaux, op. cit., pp. 232-3


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43 Leaves


MS. Beckford c. 49

Physical Facet

Binding: sewn, in paper wrappers

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