The Daughter of Fu Manchu

6 May 2002

T"he Daughter of Fu Manchu" was first published as "Fu Manchu's Daughter" in Collier's with a classic veiled Benda cover. 

From the collection of Lawrence Knapp

Collier's: The National Weekly
Artist: W. T. Benda
March 8, 1930

Daughter of Fu Manchu. New York, The Crime Club, 1931; London: Cassell, 1931.

Artist: George Annand

London: Cassell, 1955

From the collection of Lawrence Knapp

London: Cassell, 1973
Jacket design: Tony Pheby


New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, 1923-1931

Uniformly bound in light blue cloth with Chinese-style ideogram (from the cover of the McBride first edition of The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu) blind-stamped on front cover; series title, book title, and author's name stamped in gold on spine; small drawing of Oriental figure (from the McBride first edition of The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu) on title page; overall size of books: 12.5 x 18.5 cm.  Later printings exhibit slight variations in size and paper, and some have the title and author blind-stamped on the spine instead of gold-stamped.

New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1930's.

The distinctive "Orient" editions were published by the  P. F. Collier & Son Corporation. The order of publication and dates of publication (1930s) are not known.

New York: Avon, 1949.
Shakespeare Head imprint #189

Avon added a "The" to the title. From this point on, some publishers used "the" and others did not.

From the collection of Lawrence Knapp

From the collection of Lawrence Knapp

The 1st Pyramid paperback
June, 1964
Artist: Bob Maguire

From the collection of Lawrence Knapp

The 2nd Pyramid paperback
January, 1970
Artist: Len Goldberg


The Black and the White Cowls Bob Maguire and Len Goldberg were replaced by the more abstract cover of Richard Krepel.



The 3nd Pyramid paperback
February, 1976
Richard Krepel

London: WDL, 1960. #M 913 

London: Corgi, March 1967.
GC 7624  190 pp
Set in 10 pt. Plantin

London: Wingate, 1977. 

London: Star, 1977.

W. H. Allen & Co. Ltd. of London reprinted all twelve of the Fu Manchu books in 1977 and 1978. Wingate was their hardcover division and Star, their paperback.

New York: Zebra Mystery, April 1986.

Copyright 1998-2002 Lawrence Knapp. All rights reserved.

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