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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,. [1913]. original decorated green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, endpapers advertise titles in "Methuen's Colonial Library.". A bit of scattered faint foxing to the text paper, a nearly fine copy. with clean binding and spine gold stamping to spine panel. An. excellent copy of a scarce book. One of a small number of first. printing copies bound up for the colonies. (#149479). First edition, colonial issue. Rohmer's third book (preceded by two nonfiction books) and the first to feature the notorious Fu Manchu," the yellow peril incarnate in one man." Published later in the U.S as THE INSIDIOUS DR. FU-MANCHU (1913). Generally considered to be a novel, the first Fu Manchu book actually consists of ten connected short stories. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 585-9. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Reginald 12386. Day, p. 13.
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