Boston: Printed by and for Henry Jenkins, 1831. First American edition. Unbound pamphlet, stitched as issued, 8 x 5.75 inches, 23,  pages, untrimmed. A trifle toned and a little worn; in very good condition. Item #19121
An ephemeral piece of Gothic blood and thunder romance, with daggers drawn and maidens nearly outraged, the hellish villain at last dying at the stroke of midnight in the final paragraph—his flesh crumbling immediately to dust to reveal—his skeleton! One suspects the type case of the printer Jenkins (who seems otherwise unnoticed per OCLC as a publisher) likely ran low on exclamation points, ere he finished setting his text! COPAC notes a few scattered holdings of undated but contemporary London and Glasgow chapbook editions of this tale, likely one of these editions providing the source of this American edition. American Imprints 7669.