THE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK. With Illustrations, by George Cruikshank. James Dalton.

THE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK. With Illustrations, by George Cruikshank. London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1831. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv [1] 2-309 [310: blank], five inserted plates with engravings by J. Thompson and C. Landells after drawings by George Cruikshank, plus a tailpiece by Cruikshank at the conclusion of the text, nineteenth-century full polished cloth ruled and tooled in blind, tan leather title piece, all edges stained red, marbled endpapers. First edition. "A comedy whose hero makes a pact with the Devil obliging him to double the amount of time he devotes to sin each year." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 247. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 34. Reginald 03759. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Block, p. 52. Wolff 1713. Calf a bit rubbed at edges, else a fine copy. Accompanied by a small sheet of paper clipped from a sketchbook with two portraits drawn by Cruikshank in pencil and ink and his signature in ink. (#153413).

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