First Edition and First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scenes from the Universal Picture, Drifting, starring Mary Nolan. "China, hidden from the eyes of the world by clever little yellow men who make up the 'bosses' of its underworld. There are Americans there too, low, degenerate Americans, who have cast themselves in the life of the Chinese underworld in utter abandon. Some of these from excellent families, with much money, and whose self respect has been underminded by the use of opium or cocaine or even stronger drugs to bring about forgetfulness. All this we read and see in 'The Shanghai Lady' and we are told in a new way that good is paramount even in low opium dives and houses of ill repute". Near Fine but for contemporary ownership inscription of someone associated with Ringling Brother Circus at front endpaper, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling and edge chipping.
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