A very good copy of a very rare title. Signed by Thomas Burke as a presentation copy to poet and esteemed novelist John Galsworthy. Paper over boards loose and spine of this small fragile book 1/2 missing. Paper label on front cover intact and quite nice. Book is quite nice though worn and darkened.This book of extremely interesting short verses is very reminiscent of The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) A must for a seriousThomas Burke collector. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Publication Date: 1920
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1920. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers of the book have some ground-in dirt and toning / fading / darkening, especially the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper and a shadow of an address label on the front pastedown page. From Wikipedia: Thomas Burke (29 November 1886 22 September 1945) was a British author. He was born in Eltham, London (back then still part of Kent). His first successful publication was Limehouse Nights (1916), a collection of stories centred on life in the poverty-stricken Limehouse district of London. Many of Burke's books feature the Chinese character Quong Lee as narrator."The Lamplit Hour", an incidental poem from Limehouse Nights, was set to music in the United States by Arthur Penn in 1919. That same year, American film director D. W. Griffith used another tale from the collection, "The Chink and the Child" as the basis of his screenplay for the movie Broken Blossoms.". Seller Inventory # 30634
Book Description George Allen, London, 1920. hardcover. Condition: very good. 40pp., slim small 8vo, boards with d.w. and pictorial label on front cover; (tiny chip at top edge). London: George Allen & Unwin, (1920). Very Good. Seller Inventory # 138016