New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. Original black paper boards with illustration affixed to front in original slipcase, as issue. SIGNED by Gorey at colophon. Tiny crack to paper at rear joint, else fine. 52pp. Near fine. Item #16853
From an edition of 100 numbered copies signed by Gorey. Screenplay for an unproduced silent film. A recurring figure in Gorey's work, THE BLACK DOLL is imagined as the final installment of a serial in the style of director Louis Feuillade's "Fantômas," whose work had a profound influence on Gorey. [Toledano A49b].