Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill by William Beckford

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Statementedited by Guy Chapman. Vol 1, Memoir of William Beckford-Dreams-Waking Thoughts and Incidents.
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I had not intended when I originally planned a new edition of Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incident to include more than a brief biographical note to the book itself; but on going into the matter of the suppression of the edition, I was gradually driven to the conclusion that in addition to the many omissions in the few exiſting biographies of William Beckford.

The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill Author: Beckford, William, Format: Book Language: English Imprint: Cambridge [Eng.] Printed at the University press of Constable and company, limited & Houghton Mifflin company, Subjects: Europe - Description and travel.

The Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill 2 volumes by Beckford, William; Chapman, Guy, ed Edition: Cloth/dust jacket and Mylar wrapped Octavo Book condition: Good Jacket condition: good Book Description.

The Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill Edited with a Memoir & Notes In Two Volumes with Illustrations. I - Memoir of Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill book Beckford, Dreams, Waking Thoughts & Incidents II - Sketches of Spain & Portugal, Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca & Batalha.

(Two Volumes in One) Beckford, William / Guy Chapman (ed.). The Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill. Edited with a memoir and notes by Guy Chapman. Volume one, Memoir of William Beckford; Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents. Volume two, Sketches of Spain & Portugal; Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha.

William BECKFORD. William Thomas Beckford (1 October – 2 May ) was an English novelist; an art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer, slaveowner, and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England.

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Fonthill Abbey—also known as Beckford's Folly—was a large Gothic Revival country house built between and at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt.

It was built near the site of the Palladian house, later known as Fonthill Splendens, which had been constructed by his father William Beckford. Fonthill Abbey was the creation of William Beckford, who will be remembered as a passable novelist, a musician, sexual misfit and eccentric, but above all, the builder of one of most luxurious private homes the country has ever seen.

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Top edges gilt. Spine of vol. i slightly dull, one corner bumped, covers of vol. William Beckford, (born SeptemLondon, England—died May 2,Bath, Somerset), eccentric English dilettante, author of the Gothic novel Vathek ().

Such writers as George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Stéphane Mallarmé acknowledged his genius. He also is renowned for having built Fonthill Abbey, the most sensational building of the English Gothic Revival. The house, and the estate were sold to Alderman William Beckford, Lord Mayor of London, in He redesigned the landscape, building a bridge, a temple (a banqueting house) and a pagoda.

He also demolished St Nicholas’ church which was close to the house and rebuilt it on the site of the present Holy Trinity church at Fonthill Gifford.

c The History of the Caliph Vathek and European Travels Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'T M Reed'. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and seven plates. An influential novel, which was the source of Lord Byron's poem 'The Giaour'. Byron also cites Va. The William Beckford Collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents, and printed material relating to the life and career of William Beckford () and the Beckford family.

Beckford is best known as the author of the Oriental fantasy Vathek, a collector of fine books and art, and the builder of impressive homes at Fonthill.

In William Beckford was called to the deathbed of the man who had built his extravagant and unique country house at Fonthill in Wiltshire.

‘House’ is too domestic a word, though. What Beckford had summoned into existence was Fonthill Abbey. William Beckford Born to great wealth and endowed with precocious talent, William Beckford () was a character around whom legends grew, even in his own lifetime. Beckford’s name will always be linked to Fonthill Abbey, the great neo-Gothic house designed by James Wyatt, and built on Beckford’s Wiltshire estate.

William Beckford of Fonthill: writer, traveller, collector, caliph,a brief narrative and catalogue of an exhibition to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Beckford's birth by Yale University (Book).

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He built the now lost Gothic Revival country house, Fonthill Abbey and 'Beckford's Tower', an architectural folly in Lansdown, Bath. William Beckford's Fonthill book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Vilified publicly as a paedophile, William Beckford sought ref.

Fonthill Abbey took over 20 years to complete, and the construction of the building was plagued by a series of disasters. In his attempt for seclusion, William paid the builders to work at great speed, but the hasty workmanship meant that the 90m tower, which was a key part of the incredible design, collapsed twice before the building was finished.

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"Derivation of the Beckford family--the elder Beckford": p.[1] The first Beckford venue, Situated at the centre of what was William Beckford's huge estate in Wiltshire, just under two hours from London and twenty minutes from Salisbury.

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The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime. William Hauptman 5. The World of Beckford’s Portuguese Palaces Malcolm Jack 6.

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He was the only legitimate child of William Beckford (–70), known as Alderman Beckford, and Maria Hamilton (–98), the granddaughter of James. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising.

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Beckford never allows vails. Appears in 15 books from Page - Old Fonthill had a very ample, lofty, loud-echoing hall, one of the largest in the s: 1.William Thomas Beckford (1 October - 2 May ), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England.

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