Beckford, William. RECOLLECTIONS OF AN EXCURSION TO THE MONASTERIES OF ALCOBACA AND BATALHA. By the author of "Vathek." First Edition; pp. xii, 228; portrait frontispiece, notes; original quarter cloth, with papered sides (skilfully rebacked, preserving original spine & printed label; entirely uncut; a fine copy, housed in a custom folding box. London; Richard Bentley; 1835.
***William Beckford (1760-1844) recorded this idealised account of his travels in Portugal in his journal of 1794, but they are here published for the first time. Batalha, which he visited several times (but ironically not in 1794) intrigued Beckford and is thought to have had an important impact on various aspects of the design of Fonthill Abbey. #12594

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