New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1922. Colour plate + B&W frontispiece. Early Reprint. Cloth with colored plate. 8vo, maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and color plate depicting Chinatown scene on front cover, illustrated with a B&W frontispiece, 10 short stories, 376 pages. Good. Item #9701
Arthur Henry "Sarsfield" Ward (1883 – 1959), aka "Sax Rohmer," was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of 15 novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.
TALES OF CHINATOWN (1922) collects 10 short stories originally published in hardcover by Cassell in 1922 and Doubleday, Page and Company in 1922. All of the stories first appeared in magazine format.
"Tchériapin" is one of Rohmer's best tales and has often been anthologised. He rewrote and reset "Hand of the White Sheikh" [aka "The Mystery of the Shriveled Hand"] as "The Hand of the Mandarin Quong" for this book.
UNCOMMON edtion. Wear to front cover colour plate and cloth. The B&W frontispiece retains good definition and is without foxing but is starting to separate from the title oage. Pages uniformly age toned.