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Original Vintage 14 German Illustrations for Vathek by Werner Hilsing 1965

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SKU: 68308
Artist/Maker: Werner Hilsing
Year: 1965
Medium/Material: Paper
Weight: 1463 gr.
Condition: Very Good. A- small folds on the corners of few of the illustrations. Small tear on the border of one of them. Tear on the lower side of the folder that holds the illustrations. (Determining Condition)
Height: 49cm  (19.29in.) Width: 39cm (15.35in.)

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Original Vintage 14 German Illustrations for Vathek by Werner Hilsing 1965

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Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford. It was composed in French beginning in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley[1] in which form it was first published in 1786 without Beckford's name as An Arabian Tale, From an Unpublished Manuscript, claiming to be translated directly from Arabic. The first French edition, titled simply as Vathek, was published in December 1786 (postdated 1787).[2] In the twentieth century some editions include The Episodes of Vathek (Vathek et ses ├ępisodes), three related tales intended by Beckford to be so incorporated, but omitted from the original edition and published separately long after his death. This sale is a special edition that comes in a green folder, and containing 14 original illustrations by the German artist Werner Hilsing for Vathek. This stunning compilation includes a text by William Beckford. Is it numbered on the inside of the folder and copyrighted (see enclosed images). Each illustration is 49x39 cm.

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