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    Thomas Burke. Limehouse Nights. Tales of Chinatown. London: Grant Richards Limited, 1916. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed to the publisher, "To Grant Richards / novelist and patron of letters. / Thomas Burke." Octavo (7.375 x 4.875 inches; 188 x 122 mm.). 311, [1] pages. Publisher's full terra cotta cloth, front and spine lettered in dark red; top and fore-edge trimmed; bottom edge untrimmed; original dust jacket on blue paper, printed in dark blue. A bit of mild shelf wear and bumping to binding; spine ends gently pushed. Top edge of text block dust-soiled; all edges lightly foxed. A bit of foxing to endpapers with marginal spots scattered sparsely throughout text block. Jacket sunned at spine panel, along top edge and flap folds; a bit of fraying along edges, most pronounced with a bit of paper loss at spine and flap fold ends; general light rubbing to exposed panels. Near fine. An uncommon book, rare in jacket. Queen's Quorum 58; a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

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