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. A bright, very good or better copy in about good pictorial dust jacket with wear and chipping at spine ends, corners, and along front flap fold, 30x40 mm chip from lower right corner of front panel with associated creases to the left of the chip, several short closed tears, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. A not so great example of a scarce jacket. (#152690).
"Published September, 1919" on copyright page.