London: William Kidd, 1831. First edition. Five engraved plates. Engraved title-page vignette and tail-piece. Binding extremities rubbed and a bit scuffed, a bit of foxing. The publisher’s ads have been removed in rebinding. A good to very good copy. Contemporary half burgundy calf over marbled boards. Spine stamped in gilt and black with black morocco label. Twelvemo. iv, 309 pp. Item #7863
Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.), II,366 attributes the Gentleman in black to either James Dalton or J.Y. Akerman; Wolff attributes it to James Dalton, author of The Robber (1832), The Maiden’s Talisman (1834), and The Rival Demons (1836).
Cohn 219. Wolff 1713.