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- 22 Apr 2006
- I have not had the time to modify the bibliography, but I at least have
my new additions catalogued. Here are three; I have not yet verified
some of these assertions:
- Bramah, Ernest (appearance in Chapman's Magazine)
The Story of Yung Chang 1896
Chapman & Hall UK. First appearance of Kai Lung. Very good in pictorial
- Bramah, Ernest (appearance in The Penny Magazine)
The Marquise Ring 1906
Cassell UK. First and only appearance of this short story. Fine in
- Bramah, Ernest (appearance in The Lady's Realm)
Hautepierre's Star 1909
Hutchinson UK. First appearance of this short story. Very good in
- I've also acquired a couple of books inscribed to Bramah, including one
from a publisher. Unfortunately, I do not know how these were
- 12 Apr 2006
- I have received the following email from Hilary Fairfield:
"A recent letter in 'The Daily Telegraph' by Aubrey Wilson prompted me
to access the message board again. I had not realised before
that my message from 2000 had generated interest. I have
undertaking some research on Ernest's life and have recorded
recollections of Ernestís niece and nephew by marriage
(i.e. my mother and her brother - now 85 and 90 respectively).
However, the material is still relatively sketchy, but does add
some personal perspectives. Dr Wilson is now in contact with my
mother and is hoping to meet him to share the information we do have."
- This is great news to Bramah enthusiasts. There are more than you
might think; many have contacted me privately rather than via the message
- 15 Mar 2006
- Dr. Wilson has sent me a photocopy of a
letter he wrote that was printed in the London Daily Telegraph of March 11,
2006, entitled The mysterious creator of Kai Lung. You can read it
here, or view a scan of it here.
- 07 Feb 2006
- I have received several previously
unrecorded story publications, and will be renumbering the story list,
starting with #1, as I have what is apparently the very first publication of
a Kai Lung story from 1896. I have also been remiss in keeping the books
bibliography up to date, as I have found several new variants.
- 09 Jul 2004
- I have been contacted by Dr.
Aubrey Wilson, who is working on a comprehensive biography of Ernest
Bramah. I am working on sending him copies and scans of all the relevant
material I have at hand.
- This includes an article I found
in a book I received just two days ago. It is two full pages (one sheet)
clipped from The Listener magazine from 29 May 1947 (pp841-842),
"The Recluse who created Kai Lung" by John Connell. You can view
scans of the two pages here and here.
The pages were yellowed, but I think all the text is readable (note that
IE6 might shrink the picture to fit your screen; restore the size to read
the text.) The photograph in the article may not have been published
- 21 Feb 2004
- I received something I did not
think I would find for any reasonable amount; Strand magazine containing B.19a.
It's difficult because it contains a Sherlock Holmes story, and it seems
that most copies offered have been bound into books. The cover has a huge
blurb about the Carrados story, testifying to his popularity at the time.
- 17 Feb 2004
- I found two more previously
unrecorded appearances of B.48.
- 09 Feb 2004
- I found a copy of "Chou the
Alluring" in Mercury
Magazine Aug 1927; B.24a.
- 06 Feb 2004
- I found another previously
unrecorded appearance of a Bramah story; B.48b.
- I have obtained a copy of A
Little Flutter with the very rare dust wrapper.
- 03 Jan 2003
- I have added a Miscellaneous
section for the odd Bramah appearances.
- 03 Dec 2002
- I found yet another unrecorded
publication; the short story "The Story of Yung Chang" (B48.)
- I also finally found a copy of the
House of Fire Press edition of The
Wallet of Kai Lung.
- Finally, a brief one-page excerpt
Lung Unrolls His Mat in The
Fox Hunter's Week-End Book, even though the passage has
nothing to do with hunting. I'm not sure where, or if, to include this in
- 08 Sep 2002
- I received a photocopy of the
Bramah obituary from 1942 written by Staniland. You can view
a scan; eventually I hope to transcribe it. Unfortunately, I cannot
remember who sent it to me! Please advise.
- 30 Jul 2002
- I received the Lythway edition of The
Eyes of Max Carrados. These editions seem quite scarce.
- 14 Jul 2002
- I received the Argosy 1945 issue.
Finding the periodicals is extremely difficult.
- 22 Jun 2002
- I received a copy of the 1926
Nelson edition of The
Secret of the League in a beautiful dust wrapper. It's
amazing that after 20 years of searching, two jackets should show up
within a month of each other. Interestingly, the jacket is wrapped around
a first Nelson edition, rather than the second edition. It's possible they
reverted to the old page block and binding decorations for the later
printing, but I strongly doubt it. It seems much more likely that this
jacket was added to the book at a later time, so I still can't verify if
the later printing books are identical. Still, it was wonderful finding
the jacket. The two prices on the jacket are covered by stickers, so I
can't verify the published price. It looks like the sticker price is in
- 09 Jun 2002
- Robert W. Franson has
posted a review of The
Secret of the League on his website.
- I received a copy of the 1907
Nelson edition of The
Secret of the League in a beautiful dust wrapper; now one
of the prizes of my collection.
- Modified the web format to allow
for frames. Let me know what you think.
- 02 Sep 2001
Taylor's excellent "Colin's Taels" website has moved to http://home.freeuk.net/ctol2001/,
and he has added the short story "The Story of Sing Tsung and the Exponent
of Dark Magic" (B.40), previously available only in the original Punch
magazine publication, and the scarce Kai
Lung: Six collection.
- I have imported this website into an
HTML editing program, which will make future updates much easier, and
hence more frequent. Please let me know if you find anything amiss.
- 10 Jun 2001
- Michael Wahl reports that The Max
Carrados Portfolio has been published by Silicon Dispatch
in December 2000. This volume contains all the stories from Max
Carrados, The Eyes of Max Carrados, and Max Carrados
Mysteries as well as The Bunch of Violets and Smothered
in Corpses from The Specimen Case, and The Bravo of
London. There is an introduction by Douglas G. Greene and a brief
essay by Robert Adey on Ernest Bramah's Other Detective (being Peter
Coppinger from A Little Flutter). This is a large volume,
measuring 11 1/4" by 8 3/4" and totaling 405 pages. This would
appear to be the best news for fans of Bramah and Carrados in some time.
- 03 Jan 2001
Betancourt of Wildside Press
has announced that their new edition of Kai Lung's Golden Hours is
now available at some online bookstores.
- 11 Dec 2000
Press will soon be publishing Kai Lung's Golden Hours. John
Betancourt says it has just gone to the printers. You can see a preview
of the front cover here. Kai
Lung Unrolls His Mat is also slated to appear. Each will be $15.95.
- 06 Dec 2000
- 25 Oct 2000
- Colin Taylor has much of interest to
the Bramah devotee on his CTOL
website, including an original story in the Kai Lung style.
- 09 Jan 2000
- I've added a few more scans of books,
and one more hitherto unlisted appearance: Ellery Queen's Eyes of
- I found multiple references to Kai
Lung Unrolls His Mat in Thorne Smith's delightful book The Stray
Lamb, first published in 1929.
- 01 Jan 2000
- I have added The Willow Plate
Embellishment short story to the bibliography, necessitating the
renumbering of the short stories starting at B44. This was a hitherto
- 27 Dec 1999
Jessica Amanda Salmonson has just posted an essay "A Delicate
Bouquet of Crime: The Plausibility of Max Carrados, Blind Detective."
You can access it at http://www.violetbooks.com/bramah.html.
- 24 Dec 1999
- I have added images of the very scarce
wartime era Penguin editions of Max Carrados and The Eyes of
Max Carrados, as well as The Detective In Fiction
(incorrectly listed as published in 1938) and The Pocket Book of
Mystery Stories, previously unlisted. I have also obtained variant
bindings of The Eyes of Max Carrados and Short Stories of
To-day and Yesterday.
- This site has received the Violet
Bookmark Award for "excellence in coverage of vintage genre
literature ." I can recommend the Violet
Books website to anyone interested in such books.
- 4 Dec 1999
- I have received a previous unrecorded
variant copy of the first edition of The Eyes of Max Carrados The
binding is a different color, as are the markings. In addition, the page
width is shorter than noted, although I do not have another copy to
check it personally.
- 16 Sep 1999
- Just received an autograph signed
letter (ALS) dated 1923, from Bramah to to Chicago literary editor
Llewellyn Jones, a brief note in response to an "all too
generous" review of one of his (unnamed) Kai Ling books: "Late
in the day as it is, will you please accept my sincere thanks for your
very valuable notice -- "notices" I should say for I see that
it also appears in the Rocky Mountain News." I'm having
trouble deciphering the rest of the letter; perhaps you will have better
luck. Front and verso.
- 29 May 1999
- Found a previously unknown edition of The
Mirror of Kong Ho (A4d), published by Lythway in 1971. Also posted
an image of A13c. More to come.
- 01 May 1999
- A recent book by Peter Lovesey, Upon
a Dark Night (1997 London: Little, Brown) includes an epigraph from Kai
Lung's Golden Hours. Read about it here.
I've ordered the book and will report when I have more info.
- I've received a number of previously
unrecorded Bramah editions, anthology and magazine appearances in the
last month. I hope to have them posted by next weekend.
- 27 Mar 1999
- The electronic text for Kai Lung's
Golden Hours has been "published" by Project
Gutenberg, dated April 1998. Thanks to Neil Taylor for letting me
- 12 Mar 1999
- I recently received a book that I'm
very excited about; The Wallet of Kai Lung published by Grant
Richards in the U.K. This is an edition I had never seen mentioned
before; a "Colonial Edition" with binding that is completely
different from the U.K. first and second impressions, or the U.S. first
from the same sheets. It states "Grant Richards's Colonial
Library" on the front cover, and the page opposite the title page
states "for distribution only in India and the colonies."
It is similar to the 1st impression (1900) in both the spine labelling
and the presence of a half-title page. However, it is the same thickness
as the 2nd impression (1903). I have a few colonial editions of other
books (from the 1940's), but those are indicated as such only on the
inside. Were there other books in the "Grant Richards's Colonial
- 01 Mar 1999
- I just received a hitherto unlisted
appearance of "The Missing Witness", apparently the
first appearance, preceding its publication in Max Carrados Mysteries.
It is in an obscure (to me) magazine called Flynn's Weekly,
"Detective Fiction with the Thrill of Truth."
- I've also ordered a copy of the
"Colonial Edition" India of The Wallet of Kai Lung, and
I'll be very interested to see how it differs from the first and second
issues; I have not found any prior reference to this edition.
- 24 Feb 1999
- I received hitherto unlisted
appearances of "The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor",
"The Comedy at Fountain Cottage", and "The
Curious Circumstance of the Two Left Shoes" in one anthology
from 1929. It seems to have been a rather popular anthology, and with
three Bramah stories in one volume, I am surprised it was previously
- Lawrence Person has supplied two
additional articles for the Biography and
- 23 Feb 1999
- I received a hitherto unlisted
appearance of "Kin Yen the Picture Maker" in the
anthology Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East,
published by The India Times. This was a very exciting find for me,
especially since the dust jacket was in decent condition.
- I also received a copy of Howard
Haycraft's anthology The Boy's Second Book of Great Detective Stories,
published in 1940, containing "The Game Played in the Dark."
This book was apparently reprinted many times, and I'll be adding that
- 16 Nov 1998
- Received a hitherto unlisted
appearance of "The Last Exploits of Harry the Actor"
in the April 1964 issue of The Saint Mystery Magazine
- 23 Oct 1998
- Jon Jackson has found the first
edition of Sayers' The Omnibus of Crime, containing The Ghost
at Massingham Mansions, issued ten years prior to the copy I had
- I found a previously unrecorded
printing of The Bunch of Violets by browsing the Los
Angeles Public Library website.
- 21 Oct 1998
- I have received a previously
unrecorded second printing of the first edition of The Specimen Case.
The copyright page indicates that the first printing was in September
1924, a month earlier than previously thought.
- 22 Jun 1998
- Jack Eckert has provided the following
- Regarding the mention in Dorothy
L. Sayers' Busman's Honeymoon: This appears in Chapter 7 (p.
125 of the New York Harper & Bros. ed.) where Lord Peter Wimsey,
his wife, Harriet, and a police superintendent are all capping each
others' quotations while considering the whys and wherefores of a
- "As another great mind so
happily put it, 'However entrancing it is to wander through a
garden of bright images, are we not enticing your mind from
another subject of almost equal importance?"
- "What's that?" said
the Superintendent. "That's a new one on me. 'Garden of
bright images,' eh? That's pretty, that is."
- "Kai Lung," said
- "Golden Hours of,"
said Peter. "Ernest Bramah."
- "Make a note o' that for
me, will you, Joe? 'Bright images'-----That's just what you get
in poetry, isn't it? Pictures, as you might say. And in a garden
too-----what you'd call flowers of fancy, I dessay."
- And just to complete the proof
that Sayers was a Bramah fan, in her previous novel, Gaudy Night
(chapter 15), Peter Wimsey describes his reading in this way:
- "My tastes are fairly
catholic. It might easily have been Kai Lung or Alice in
Wonderland or Machiavelli-----"
- One of her earliest Peter Wimsey
mysteries, Clouds of Witness (1927) quotes the following as its
- The inimitable stories of
Tong-King never have any real ending, and this one, being in his
most elevated style, has even less end than most of them. But
the whole narrative is permeated with the odour of joss-sticks
and honourable high-mindedness, and the two characters are both
of noble birth.
- 9 Jun 1998
- My monthly random search of the Web
has turned up a few Bramah references in Christopher Morley's collection
of papers and manuscripts in the Special
Collections of Haverford College. There are three mentions, all in
accession #2, box 22:
The last item would be especially interesting to read. Morley's Translations
from the Chinese (1932) is of interest to anyone who enjoys Bramah.
- 56. Mitchell, E[dward] P. (editor
of N.Y. Sun) to CDM. Kenyon, R.I., September 12, 1922 [praises a
book by Bramah].
- 59. M[iles], H[amish] to CDM.
[London, Eng.], Nov. 23, 1922. [has sent Morley Ernest Bramah's The
Wallet of Kai-Lung; his Oxford Circus has had good press.]
- 64. Bramah, Ernest to CDM. London,
[Eng.], 10 Jan. 1923.
- I have also found a copy of The
Probation of Hen Seng printed in an anthology of humour along
with Wodehouse and others. I am awaiting word on date and publisher.
- I added four more modern appearances
of Bramah stories, including one from last month. Apparently he still
enjoys some popularity, at least among editors.
- 28 May 1998
E. DeLong is trying to research the origin of "May you live
in interesting times" commonly attributed as an "ancient
Chinese curse." Someone has suggested it can be found in one of the Kai
Lung stories, but I cannot recall if this is true. If you have any
information regarding this phrase please contact Stephen or myself. The
current findings can be found at http://hawk.fab2.albany.edu/sidebar/sidebar.htm.
- 24 May 1998
- I have found later printings of the
Methuen edition of The Wallet Of Kai Lung that conflict with the
previous bibliographical information, and have changed the Books
page accordingly. In particular, there are now eight documented printings.
- I also found the apparently scarce Bodley
Head first Penguin printing of The Wallet of Kai Lung.
- 9 May 1998
- Reported to me: "On a mailing list
for mystery fiction fans a contributor mentioned that the classic Dorothy
L. Sayers' novel Busman's Honeymoon makes a passing reference to
Bramah's Kai Lung's Golden Hour as favorite reading material of one
of her characters." I believe the character is Lord Peter Wimsey.
- 19 Mar 1998
in London just listed two Bramah books:
Bravo of London Cassell 1934 for £ 875 in rather ragged
condition, but with dust wrapper. This is only the second copy I've ever
seen offered (I purchased the first.) The only other copy I know of is in
the Thomas Fisher Rare Library in Toronto, and a dust wrapper is not
Lung Beneath The Mulberry-Tree The Richards Press Ltd. 1940 for £
60, also in ragged dust wrapper.
- I've purchased Bramah books from Ulysses
before, and have been well satisfied.
- 05 Mar 1998
Webb and others have added a number of Bramah books to the ABE
book site; a total of 436 at last count.
- 14 Feb 1998
- I now have all six issues of Punch
containing Bramah stories, thanks to John
Webb. If you are looking for hard-to-find British books or magazines,
I suggest you contact him. Descriptions and scans have been added to the Short
Story Bibliography page.
- John also sent me the July 1997 issue of
Book and Magazine Collector magazine, which contains an article
by Mark Valentine (and note today's date) on collecting Ernest Bramah. It
is interesting to read, although there are no new revelations, and the
prices he quotes for the first editions seem far lower than what is
currently available, unfortunately.
- 31 Jan 1998
- TBCL is offering a copy of Moon of
Much Gladness, in dust wrapper, along with an 2-page ALS (autographed
letter signed) dated 25 Sep 1931. You can get a complete description on ABE.
The letter includes the following interesting content:
"You say that you would be interested to know which of my books I
consider 'the best'. But surely it is an understood thing that really
modest authors do not speak of their 'best' (except for trade purposes
such as anthologies, etc.) but diffidently refer to 'my best bad book' or
some pleasing evasion of that sort. However, even putting that aside there
are difficulties to complicate the simple issue. Best? Well, my 'Guide to
the Varieties and Rarities of English Regal Copper Coins' is undoubtedly a
better book on the subject of copper coins than my 'English Farming' is on
the state of British agriculture. But as you have probably never heard of
either book and I am afraid that they will not interest you. Let us say
that if I happen to be sending someone a 'Kai Lung' book and wished to put
the best face on the matter it would probably be 'Kai Lung's Golden Hours'
and if a 'Max Carrados' book it would almost certainly not be 'The Eyes Of
- TBCL also has a presentation copy of Max
Carrados signed in Mattie Bramah's (Ernest's wife) hand, and a
presentation copy signed in Bramah's hand of the first edition second
issue of The Wallet of Kai Lung.
- 13 Jan 1998
- Ray Lisle has provided me with a scan to
a previously unrecorded later (1940) printing of Penguin #174. It appears
identical except for a full advertisement on the rear cover. Apparently
#174 went through a continuous metamorphosis from 1939 to 1954, with the
only other change noted being the number of pages. I don't know what is
bibliographically correct, but I will divide the two editions at the point
when the number of pages changed (assuming it changed only once.)
- 7 Jan 1998
- Mark Daley has informed me that Project
Gutenberg now has two Bramah books converted to plain text ("EText");
The Wallet of Kai Lung and The Mirror of Kong Ho. I have
added references to them to the Books page,
including links to the texts themselves. Note that it is illegal to access
these texts in some countries, perhaps including Great Britain (where it
is claimed copyright protection for Bramah extends to the year 2012.) I
think ETexts are a mixed blessing; they are great for research, but they
lessen the reading experience compared to a physical book. Perhaps I'm
just an old fogey.
- 6 Jan 1998
- I just received a copy of English
Regal Copper Coins, a rather difficult to find book. I have uploaded
two scans, which you can see on the Books page.
I'm getting closer to completing the collection!
- 18 Dec 1997
- I just received a second copy of the
Nelson reprint of What Might Have Been, with marked differences
from the first copy. Judging by rather flimsy evidence, I have determined
a precedence; please take a look at the Books
page and tell me what you think.
- 18 Nov 1997
Webb has found a previously unrecorded eighth printing of the
Traveller's Library edition of Kai Lung's Golden Hours in dust
wrapper, now shown on the Books page. I'm saving
up for it, but I won't be too angry if you beat me to it.
- 7 Nov 1997
- I finally obtained the limited edition
of The Wallet of Kai Lung in dust wrapper (thanks to Dave Kurzman!)
I have added a scan to the Books Bibliography
page. Coincidentally, it is the same number as my copy of Kai Lung's
Golden Hours, which is pretty amazing when you consider the odds.
- 31 Oct 1997
- I have discovered three early Max
Carrados stories presented in their entirety on the web. Links are
provided on the Short Story Bibliography page. I
have also added a recent (1991) article on Bramah's body of work to the Biography
and Criticism Bibliography page, along with a link to the entire text
on the web. The article claims that copyright on Bramah's work extends
until the year 2012. I have notified the poster of the short stories of
- 28 Oct 1997
- I finally completed the re-formatting,
re-arranging and re-numbering of the Short Story
Bibliography page. I'm not convinced ordering by publication date is
the most useful, but it seems to be the standard method. I welcome your
- 14 Oct 1997
- I found a previously unrecorded edition
of The Wallet of Kai Lung (A.3.h) in Australia, of all places. I'm
- John Webb reports that "Max
Carrados" was the answer on a recent BBC quiz show.
- 4 Oct 1997
Stories has just listed two nice Bramah books in dust wrappers:
- Kai Lung's Golden Hours. NY:
Doran, 1923. 1st U.S. edition. Blindstamped surname on title page
otherwise v.good in v.good dj. Book# 1179 US$ 100.00
- Short Stories of To-day and
Yesterday. Lon: Harrap, 1929. Fine copy in close to fine jacket.
Uncommon this nice. Book# 1174 US$ 100.00. [This is the one in maroon
- 26 Sep 1997
- I just found a catalog that lists a
Bramah story in a 1951 Ellery Queen magazine. Unfortunately, it
had already sold, so I have no idea which one. If you find any stories not
listed on the web page, please let me know. I
suspect that quite a few were reprinted over the years.
- I have also found out that works by
Bramah are being managed by an A. P. Watt company in the U.K., which may
mean his earliest works are still copyrighted. Unfortunately, I could not
find an email address for them.
- 17 Sep 1997
- I have obtained additional books from
John Webb. The "controversy" over the true first edition of What
Might Have Been has, I think, been put to rest.
- I have also received a book with an
introduction by Bramah; Honourable and Peculiar Ways by Peh Der
Chen, which is a Chinese view of London (apparently similar to The
Mirror of Kong Ho, but in a more serious vein.) I will add it to the
bibliography as soon as I figure out where it should go.
- The Celestial Omnibus rounds out
the additions to the Books page.
- I have also received The Bravo of
London, and am eagerly looking forward to reading it; the only edition
- I have received Kai Lung
stories in two Punch magazines from 1940; I will add them to the Stories
page as soon as may be
- 12 Sep 1997
- 10 Sep 1997
- Details on the Max Carrados
radio shows on BBC 4, from the BBC website:
12 July 1997 8:50pm
Night Theatre: The Eyes of Max Carrados By E Bramah, dramatised by
Bert Coules. 1923. A desperate girl tries to clear her father, and
only the celebrated blind detective Max Carrados can do it. With Simon
Callow as Max and Lionel Jeffries as Parkinson. With Teresa Gallagher,
Matthew Marsh and Philip Glenister. Director Alan Drury.
19 July 1997 8:50pm
Night Theatre: The Ingenious Mind of Rigby Lacksome By Ernest Bramah,
dramatised by Sue Rodwell. A blind detective tangles with suffragettes
and the Bard. With Simon Callow as Max and Lionel Jeffries as
Parkinson. With Stephen Tompkinson, Lynsey Baxter and Oona Beeson.
Director Alan Drury.
26 July 1997 8:50pm
Night Theatre: The Secret of Headlam Height By Ernest Bramah,
dramatised by Roger Danes. The blind detective Max Carrados battles
with spies on the eve of the First World War. With Simon Callow as Max
and Lionel Jeffries as Parkinson. With Charles Simpson, Brett Usher
and Steve Hodson. Director Alan Drury.
- I suppose I'll need to start a Dramatisations
bibliography (or is it "radiography"?)
- 31 Aug 1997
- I neglected to mention here that
dramatisations of some of the Max Carrados mystery stories have recently
aired on radio in Great Britain.
- 16 Jul 1997
- John Webb has found a first of Kai
Lung's Golden Hours, and has emailed me a scan of the dust jacket.
- I have obtained a first edition of The
Wallet of Kai Lung, and posted the scan.
- 10 Jul 1997
- John Webb has found a copy of The
Bravo Of London, and has emailed me a scan of the dust jacket. You can
find it on the Books page.
- 4 Jul 1997
- My own personal Bramah scout in the
U.K., John Webb, sez: "I
would like other collectors to know that I have access to some hard to
find Bramah's (before they are all sold.) If there is sufficient demand I
might look into setting up some sort of appreciation society."
- 30 Jun 1997
- I received a copy of the 1985 Hong Kong
edition of Kai Lung's Golden Hours, from Australia no less. There
are several interesting aspects to the book:
- The copyright page shows "©The
Executors of the Estate of Mrs W.P. Watt 1922". Who was this
- Lethbridge's introduction contains a
short but interesting biography of Bramah. I will attempt to get
permission to post it here.
- The bibliography repeats the error
that the Nelson was the first edition of What Might Have Been. I
have a copy of that book on order, and I'll compare it with the Murray
edition to see if this can finally be settled.
- The bibliography also mentions books I
was unaware of, and I am not sure what the first two might have to do
with Bramah, except as possible influences. Any additional info or
sources for these books would be appreciated.
27 Jun 1997
- Giles, Herbert A. Strange
Stories From a Chinese Studio London: T. de la Rue & Co.,
- Giles, Herbert A. Gems of
Chinese Literature London: Quaritch, 1884.
- Haycraft, Howard Murder For
Pleasure NY: D. Appleton-Century, 1941.
- Symons, Julian Bloody Murder
London: Faber & Faber, 1972.
- Watson, Colin Snobbery With
Violence London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1971.
- Wrong, M.E. 'Introduction' in Crime
and Detection London: Oxford University Press, 1926.
- I have started this page because of
increased interest in the works of Ernest Bramah.
- I have been informed that some of the Max
Carrados mysteries have been dramatised on U.K. radio, starring Simon
Callow. I am trying to obtain more information.
- Apparently there is an article on Bramah
and his books in this month's 'Book and Magazine Collector', a UK
magazine. Quoted from the article:
unique qualities of The Wallet of Kai Lung, as well as the
scarcity (according to Richards, just 1000 copies were printed) and
attractiveness of the first edition, mean that connoisseurs are willing
to pay up to GBP150 for a Very Good copy of the book. It's unlikely that
any jacketed copies have survived, but should one turn up it might fetch
as much as GBP400."
- There's also a UK bibliography included
at the end.
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