London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo; pp.306 plus 6 pages of ads. Publisher's red cloth with gilt tiles to spine and upper. Some minor spotting, flyleaves and edges age-toned, binding shows some whelfwear, backstrip sunned; a used copy but with no major defects. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Item #40925
Green and Gibson [A39], Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction.
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