Item #31041 TALES OF CHINATOWN. Sax Rohmer, Arthur Sarsfield Ward.


London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, [1923]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-306, original red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. Later edition. First printing of the "popular edition." Collects ten stories, all the stories first appeared in magazine format. Includes a story considered one of his best and also anthologized many times; "Tcheriapin." Three stories feature his detective character Paul Harley. The story "The Hand of the Mandarin Quong" was re-written for this book, first published as "Hand of the White Sheikh" Rohmer changed the setting to a Chinatown background and published it as "The Mystery of the Shriveled Hand," the title then changed for this collection. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 156. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1410. Hubin, p. 696. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 96. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Reginald 12399. Day, p. 17. Inked stamp name to front paste down and title page a very good copy in a fair dust jacket (priced 2/6) with edge wear and chipping, long tear to front panel, lower third of spine panel extending to lower left front panel missing, tape repairs to verso of jacket. (31041). Item #31041

Price: $75.00