Category: Modern First Editions

BROKEN BLOSSOMS Stories from "Limehouse Nights" Stock code: 9595

Author / Artist:

Burke, Thomas


London: Grant Richards. 1920


First edition thus. Original red cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and bright, the contents complete and with a previous owner's name and date to the front pastedown. Complete with the better than very good lightly rubbed and nicked pictorial dustwrapper. An exceptional copy.




A collection of six stories: The Chink and the Child, The Gorilla and the Girl, Beryl and the Croucher, Tai Fu and Pansy Greers, Gina of the Chinatown and The Paw, all of which first appeared in the 1916 Haycraft Queen Cornerstone Limehouse Nights. The Chink and the Child was filmed in 1919 under the title Broken Blossoms, directed by D.W. Griffith.