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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
Held at the Weston Library

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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


  • Creation: Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


43 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford c. 49

Physical Facet

Binding: sewn, in paper wrappers

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom