First Edition. A. H. Bolton dustjacket art. Novel of Asian and Islamic intrigue and classic tale of 'Yellow Peril'. Some drug content, including the sentences: "On this was a crystal narghileh and a teakwood box that contained ganji, the dried tips of the hemp plant, the most powerful form of hashish. There was also a jar of tobacco and another small receptacle filled with betel nuts, lime and arack leaves, but these were for guests who preferred a milder solace to the effect of the more powerful drug" and "Yet every den of iniquity had its Buddha, every hovel its smirking joss that was alternately prayed to and cursed, for a Chinaman's god is expected to be 'on the job' and as for a heaven, the only one known was that which could be sucked from the bowl of an opium pipe". From the jacket copy: "Out of the Sampaeng, that quarter of Bangkok where the Chinese hide all manner of evil beneath a glittering show of Shangsi and Satsuma, the yellow fingers of Kwong Li reach for the forbidden loveliness of Nona Deering. Playing on greed and desire Saina pits Orient against Occident in a conflict which threatens to spread in riot beyond the Malay kampong and is appeased only by a dramatic sacrifice". Very Good, ownership stamp at front pastedown and front and rear endpapers, ownership inscription at front endpaper, remnants of a bookplate at rear pastedown, in Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling and wear, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners.