London, John Murray 1929. FIRST EDITION, 8vo. Publisher's deep pink cloth, titles in gilt to the front board and spine. Including a list of Conan Doyle's works, printed opposite title page, plus 10 pages of advertisements to the back of the text Generally very good; a little toning to text block, backstrip a trifle sunned, gilt a touch dull. Shows well. A collection of scientific fiction stories, two of which feature Professor George Challenger, who first appeared in 'The Lost World'. Along with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Professor Challenger stands in the front rank of the immortal characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These are scientific stories rather than science fiction; the stories are based solidly on scientific facts, not possibilities. A nice association copy; Formerly the property of Rene de Chochor, director of the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose main responsibility was to negotiate all the many contracts for cinema and ensure that copyrights were respected. Item #28124
Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle. Provenance; Ex-Christies 4074, lot 272 (part).
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