THE SHADOW OF QUONG LUNG. Doyle.

THE SHADOW OF QUONG LUNG. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-8 [9-10] 11 [12] 13-267 [268: blank] [269-272; ads] [note: first leaf is a blank; title leaf is a cancel], title page printed in red and blank, original buff cloth, front panel stamped in red, blue and black, spine panel stamped in red and black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first issue. A collection of five linked dark crime stories set in San Francisco's Chinatown, all featuring Quong Lung, a ruthless crime lord and prototypical Fu Manchu type villain. Doyle, an Englishman by birth, lived in Santa Cruz, California from 1888 until his death in 1903. Doyle met Bierce when the latter moved to Santa Cruz in 1894. This book is "affectionately dedicated" to Bierce by Doyle, "his grateful pupil." Wu, The Yellow Peril, pp. 108-11. Hubin (1994), p. 246. Wright (III) 1640. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 685. Blue stamping on front cover rubbed, a very good copy. (#148917).

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No statement of printing. Second issue has "second edition" cancel title leaf.