MAN IN A BLACK HAT. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-306, original pictorial purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained mauve, purple coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A weird horror novel, part bibliomystery, set in late Victorian London, concerning Gollancz, a seemingly immortal black magician, who wills his victims to commit suicide. Sequel to the author's THE ROSICRUCIAN (1930). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1601. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14125. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket (with illustration by Stuart Eldredge). A lovely copy. (#149308).
First edition so stated on copyright page.