THE HAND OF FU-MANCHU: BEING A NEW PHASE IN THE ACTIVITIES OF FU-MANCHU, THE DEVIL DOCTOR. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1917. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-308 [309-310: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original blue green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. First printing with "Published May, 1917" on copyright page. Connected short stories presented as a novel in which the cunning arch criminal Fu Manchu, aided by members of the Sin-Fan, continues his efforts to destroy the white race. The third Fu Manchu book, published earlier in Britain as THE SI-FAN MYSTERIES (1917). Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 585-9. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Reginald 12395A. Day, p. 10. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Small scuff to rear cover, pulp paper text block darkened as usual, a very good copy with bright cover stamping in fair four-color pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, chips from spine ends and lower right corner of front panel, several short closed tears and one long closed tear in front panel, most with internal tape mends. The jacket is rarely seen in any condition. (#149478).
"Published May, 1917" on copyright page.