"The Bat Flies Low" Sax Rohmer [c.1935] Mysterious treasure hunting in Egypt
Published in 1935 by P.F. Collier and Son.
8vo cloth wrapped hardcover, "Orient Edition", 314 pages.
A "good plus" book with a solid binding and intact hinges. No writing, no folded or torn pages, not an ex-library book. Text block is firm and square, a little faded damp stain on outer edge lower corner and inside front paste down and end paper (see accompanying images). Not awful, but present. Some light colored speckles on the cloth of the front cover, spine is sunned. Board corners are bumped and the tips worn to underlying boards.
Not perfect, but not bad either.
Will ship carefully packaged and insured.
ABOUT THE STORY (FROM GOODREADS):
Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu and most popular living mystery writer, weaves the weird background and age-old mysteries of Ancient Egypt into the swift and absorbing pages of this new novel. Lincoln Hayes, New York’s most eligible bachelor, has found in a chapter of the centuries-old Book of Thoth a secret which he believes will enable him to discover a priceless Egyptian formula. But before he can leave for Egypt the manuscript vanishes, and with it the cryptic Egyptian gentleman, Mohammed Bey. Involved then with sinister underworld forces, functioning with Oriental subtlety and precision, Hayes starts his search……. The trail inevitably leads to Egypt, land of mystery and dark wisdom. And it is here, while trying to penetrate the veil which guards the ancient secrets, that Lincoln Hayes and his party encounter those terrifying experiences which Sax Rohmer pictures so well.