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BURKE, Thomas.

BURKE, Thomas.

First editions and rare books by Thomas Burke.

Despite a long list of works, recognition of Burke largely concernsLimehouse Nights,his second book of London stories. Published in 1917, Burke’s gritty tales of London’s Chinatown underbelly caused immediate controversy. The book was initially banned by circulating libraries, on grounds of general immorality including relationships between Asian men and white women.

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  1. Twinkletoes A Tale of Chinatown.
    BURKE, Thomas. Twinkletoes A Tale of Chinatown.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 46433

  2. Whispering Windows. Tales of the Waterside.
    BURKE, Thomas. Whispering Windows. Tales of the Waterside.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 63470

  3. Whispering Windows: Tales of The Waterside.
    BURKE, Thomas. Whispering Windows: Tales of The Waterside.

    1921

    First edition, first impression. This is the author's copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Later issued as More Limehouse Nights. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 46434

  4. Abduction
    BURKE, Thomas. Abduction

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. Rare in dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 46147

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