London: George Newnes. 1898. Featuring the first publication of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Round the Fire' story no. 5, 'The Story of the Black Doctor', with 7 illustrations by Joseph Finnemore. Also first publication of H.G. Wells' 'Mr Ledbetter's Vacation', with 8 illustrations by Shepperson. 25 x 17cm. vol. xvi, no. 94. In publisher's paper covers with blue Strand design to front cover and Cadbury's / Pears soap adverts to back. Further contributions by other authors and many more illustrations. Binding fragile, with tears of 2 or 3cm along the fold of the spine. Localised rust staining around binding staples. Generally very good for an old magazine, in a custom-made printed 'Strand' case. Other articles include the first account of the ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato by E.A. Fitzgerald, and a piece on the phenomenon of mass barbecues in US state of Georgia. Many amusing and interesting advertisements, as ever. Item #44266
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