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William Beckford

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This biography aims to provide a detailed account of the life of William Beckford and his collections. Perhaps best known for his building of Fonthill Abbey, he was also an aesthete, bibliophile, builder, connoisseur, gardener, musician, patron, traveller, wit and writer. He was a collector of paintings, furniture, books and works of art of every description. Author Lees-Milne aims to give a vivid impression of this 18th-century Englishman and his tastes.


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Hardback Editions

1979 : USA Hardback

Title: William Beckford
Author(s): James Lees-Milne
ISBN: 0-8390-0227-0 / 978-0-8390-0227-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Allanheld and Schram
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Paperback Editions

November 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: William Beckford (National Trust)
Author(s): James Lees-Milne
ISBN: 0-7126-3767-2 / 978-0-7126-3767-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Compton Press Ltd
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