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Titre : THE LAUGHING PERIL
Éditeur : The Macaulay Company ., New York
Date d'édition : 1933
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-247 [248: blank], original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, top edge stained maroon. First edition. "Yellow peril" thriller concerning the activities of a fiendish Oriental criminal who plans to destroy the white races by addicting them to drugs supplied through his international distribution system. According to the story blurbs, "a particular element of his plan is to mate a beautiful white girl with a half human monster" (an ape-man) as well as subjecting "a Chinese girl" to "obscene, inhuman tortures." The story is largely set in San Francisco where John Farley, an agent of the Narcotic Council of the League of Nations, while searching for his kidnapped fiancee, encounters the shadowy villain Shan Lo, "archangel of Hell," who he has been tracking for several years. First published in ILLUSTRATED DETECTIVE MAGAZINE, November 1930. Bleiler (1978), p. 80. Reginald 05841. Hubin (1994), p. 319. Slight spine lean, glue stain from removed bookplate on front paste-down, mild tanning to endpapers, a very good copy in very good dust jacket (illustrated by Mulink) with wear along top and bottom edges and red ink on spine panel faded. (#148047). N° de réf. du libraire 148047
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