New York: ARRA, . First Edition. First Printing. (16.5cm); light brown wrappers titled in black on the cover; 24pp. The publisher's folded sheets (not sewn or stapled, loosely laid into the wrappers; contents Fine; The wrappers have short tears and corner nicks; toning to wrapper edges. Very Good+.
Merritt's first fantasy short story. "Herdon helped loot the Forbidden City when the Allies turned the suppression of the Boxers into the most gorgeous burglar-party since the days of Tamerlane...Some of the loot he gave to charming ladies...but the Dragon Glass, because he had never seen anything like quite so wonderful, he set up in his bedroom..." (from the opening text) Originally published in 1917 in the November 14 issue of Frank Munsey's All-Story Weekly. REGINALD 10072; BLEILER, p.138; CURREY p.366. OCLC cites only 10 copies.