London: Joseph Thomas, et al, 1839.
First edition. xii, 118 + 2 pp ads. 1 vols. 8vo. Original stiff gray wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Spine defective, upper wrapper detached. Bookplate of William Clyde Wilkins, author of CHARLES DICKENS IN AMERICA (1912), and with several (of his?) pen-and-ink sketches on flyleaf. Wise II, p. 100; Chew, pp. 61-2. Item #259627
Rare in wrappers. "This piece contains much vague, confused, rambling satire on men and manners." However, Chew allows that "the piece is of unusual significance, for the character of the younger Juan, in its brutal, cynical faithlessness and egotism, is the nearest approach to the true Don Juan tradition that has appeared in England since Shadwell's 'Libertine' and the Lovelace of Richardson." (Chew).
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