London: George Newnes, 1902. [Sherlock Holmes] FIRST SOUVENIR EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 296. With a frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates by Paget. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Top edge gilt; cracked-earth patterned endpapers. Blue ink ownership to verso of front fly-leaf, dated 1941. Offsetting to endpapers; light occasional spotting throughout. Cloth rubbed to spine and board edges. Very good. The second of the five original Sherlock Holmes story collections. Includes 'The Final Problem', with 'The Death of Sherlock Holmes' plate showing Professor Moriarty and Holmes about to plunge down the Richenbach Falls. Such was the public outcry, Doyle was later forced to resurrect his hero. Item #57314
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