Last update: January 21, 2000
| "The Green Eyes of Bast" was first
published as a 6-part serial in Detective Story Magazine from March 16 to April
20, 1920. In Britain it appeared in 9 parts in The Premier Magazine, 26
March - 16 July 1920.
The February 13, 1938 issue of the Empire News, Manchester, England, contained an account by Rohmer of how he came to write the story, in the third of twelve installments of the "Pipe Dreams" series, titled "Dancing Girl of Egypt / The Green Eyes of Bast".
[It should be noted that in most British editions "Bāst" is spelled with the circumflex accent, while in most U.S. editions the accent is omitted. The Pyramid paperback uses the accent inside the book but not on the cover.]
London: Cassell & Co., June 1920, 314 pages, 8s6d
|First Edition||June 1920||314 pp.||8/6|
|2/- Net Edition
cover: dark blue-green
|Mar 1922||242 pp.||2/-|
"Cassell's Half-Crown Fiction"
|Mar 1924||306 pp.||2/6|
|Popular Edition (2nd impression)
cover: dark red
|Jan 1926||306 pp.|
|(reprint) cover: salmon||Feb 1928||306 pp.|
|Cassell's Shilling Novels
cover: black with gold design
|Mar 1931||317 pp.||1/-|
|(reprint)||July 1931||317 pp.||1/-|
New York: R. M. McBride & Co., Sept 1920,
311 pages, $2.00
New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, n.d. .
At least two variant printings are known. One has the book title on the flyleaf, Copyright 1920" at the top of the copyright page, and the name "Gatton" misspelled "Galton" in the frontpiece caption. The other variant has a blank flyleaf, "Copyright 1920" in the middle of the copyright page, and the spelling of "Gatton" is correct.
New York: A. L. Burt, n.d. . [Reprinted from the McBride
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, October 1938, 75¢
The flyleaf states "Copyright 1920" but this edition
was printed in 1938.
Cover: J. Lombardero
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