DOPE. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1919. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi 1-385 [386: blank], original green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Mystery involving the opium dens of Limehouse, murder and London society. A bestseller of the time; "... [Rohmer] saw both the opportunity and the need for another book to focus public attention on the [drug] traffickers." - Cay Van Ash, Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer, p. 111. Cloth rubbed at edges, wear to lower spine end, some fading to gold lettering on spine panel, inner rear hinge partially cracked, a sound, very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges, closed tear with associated crease at lower edge of front panel, light wear and minor loss to spine ends, and closed tear at upper edge of rear panel. Scarce in jacket. (#140569).
"Published September, 1919" on copyright page.