George Newnes Ltd., London, March 1904. This issue contains the FIRST APPEARANCE of 'The Adventure of The Empty House' by Doyle, illustrated by Sidney Paget, later published as the first story in 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Several of the illustrations are exclusive to the serial parts. Also contains a short story by W Somerset Maugham and an episode from E. Nesbit's 'The Phoenix and the Carpet'. Original issue magazine format, approx. 9.5 x 6.5 inches with pictorial covers, illustrated throughout. Complete text and advertisements. Contents clean, spine a little rubbed/chipped, extremities toned. A very good copy of a fragile item, housed in a protective 'Strand' style card case. Item #54505
DeWaal 47. Green & Gibson A29. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'. See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).
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