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London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Ltd., . Octavo, cloth. First U.K. edition. A collection of twelve stories.
New York: George H. Doran Company, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] [7-8] 9-270 [271-272: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Published later in Britain in 1928 by Cassell and Company. Burke's third collection of Limehouse stories. A collection of twelve horror and crime stories including two supernatural tales, "White Wings" and "The Tablets of the House of Li." This edition includes "Black Country," a grotesque auto-erotic suicide tale,"replaced with "Uncle Reuben" in the British edition published by Cassell in 1928. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 46. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 120. Bleiler (1948), p. 66. Hubin (1994), p. 119.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2001. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 600 copies. Collects twenty tales by Burke, from NIGHT PIECES and other collections, with a long, interesting introduction by Salmonson, and a profile by his publisher "Grant Richards on Thomas Burke." Reproduces (in black and white) the vivid dust jackets of many of his, now scarce, first editions. Burke first gained fame for his stories of London's Chinatown district, known as Limehouse.
New York: George H. Doran Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 11-282 [283-286: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial orange cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. First U. S. edition. Published earlier in Britain as WHISPERING WINDOWS: TALES OF THE WATERSIDE (1921). Burke's second collection of Limehouse stories, sequel to LIMEHOUSE NIGHTS (1916). Includes one supernatural tale, "The Scarlet Shoes." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 46. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 120. Bleiler (1948), p. 66. Hubin (1994), p. 119. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 15.
London: Constable & Co Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-311 , original red cloth, spine stamped in black. First edition. Collection of eighteen weird and criminous stories set in shadowy London. Burke's core collection of horror stories, distinctive for their original treatments of familiar themes. Best include doppelganger story "Johnson Looked Back" and zombie story "The Hollow Man." "Excellent stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 309. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 15. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-41. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-50. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 121. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02238. Hubin (1994), p. 119. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 15.
London: Constable & Co, Ltd., . Octavo, orange cloth, spine stamped in blue. First edition. "A series of horror, crime and supernatural tales mostly set in London's Chinatown..." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic: A Guide to British Supernatural Fiction, 1820-1950, p. 120. An important Burke collection which contains a story of which Ellery Queen in Queen's Quorum (p. 66) writes "the author's detective masterpiece, The Hands of Mr. Ottermole. This short story, the last word in the evocation of atmosphere and terror on the printed page...". (This collection was published in the U.S. as A Tea Shop in Limehouse).