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George Cruikshank’s The Gentleman in Black 1831

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[Dalton, (J.)], The Gentleman in Black. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. Engraved by J. Thompson and C. Landells. London: William Kidd, 6 Old Bond Street, 1831. First edition

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[Dalton, (J.)], The Gentleman in Black. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. Engraved by J. Thompson and C. Landells. London: William Kidd, 6 Old Bond Street, 1831. First edition. Collation: [ii; i-iv; 1-310 pp; ii] This copy lacks the advertisements called for in Cohn. Five full-page illustrations, including frontispiece, and a tail-piece, all initialed. Bound in full green morocco, spine now sunned, with gilt-ruling on the inside fold-over and on cover edges. Front hinge slightly worn. Contemporary binding signed “Taffin.” Top page edge gilt. Five raised bands. A fine copy in a luxurious binding. Cohn 219.