Chicago, MI: Rand, McNally & Company, no date [circa 1901]. [Sherlock Holmes] PIRATE EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.232. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and blind decoration to spine and upper. Top edge gilt. Black ink gift inscription to front pastedown, dated 1901. fly-leaf roughly removed. Library borrowing slip to rear fly-leaf, and further library accoutrements removed very roughly from rear pastedown, leaving one faint library stamp. Gently toned to edges, with some marks to preliminaries. Better than the usual pirate editions, on good paper. Quite heavy wear to cloth, with a chip from lower hinge, and fraying to head and tail of spine. Good. A Study In Scarlet (1887) was the first Sherlock Holmes novel, featuring the debut case for the great amateur detective Sherlock Holmes and his new-found colleague, the narrator Dr. John Watson. Also featuring a short story from 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1892). Item #57434
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