A MAN MADE OF MONEY. London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1849. Octavo, pp. [1-4] -283 [284: printer's imprint], twelve inserted plates with steel engravings by John Leech, rebound in full polished calf by Vickers & Son, Leicester, with original green cloth panels bound in at rear. First edition. "The protagonist, besieged by demands from his wife and stepdaughters, wishes that he were 'made of money'; he then finds himself able to peel banknotes from his breast. As his fortune increases, his substance dwindles, while his temper and reputation go steadily to the bad. The acidic wit is assisted by a remarkably extravagant style, giving the story more savage bite than Dalton's INVISIBLE GENTLEMAN ..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-95. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 922. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07896. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 123. Wolff 3667b. A touch of wear at upper spine end, some rubbing along outer joints, short crack in joint at upper front edge, else a fine copy in a handsome binding. (#148990).
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