Lansdowne Road, Bath, BA1 9BH

Writer and collector William Beckford (1760-1844) moved to Bath in 1822 and created a mile-long landscape at the top of which was built the 120ft high Beckford’s Tower.  The tower was his study retreat, where he could withdraw from the city, work on his writings and contemplate the surrounding landscape.  It also housed part of his impressive library of rare volumes and valuable bindings. 

This visit will include the opportunity to view volumes from Beckford library, including several annotated with his handwritten notes, a small collection of Kalthoeber bindings, and the volumes purchased with the generous support of the FNL.

Limited to 20 places

FNL, PO Box 4291, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9JA | Registered Charity No. 313020
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