New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, October 14-21, 1893. FIRST APPEARANCE of this adventure, illustrated by W.H. Hyde, which was later collected in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'. Single newspaper issues in pictorial wraps. Internally clean, with the occasional edge-tear. Covers are a little toned, discreet gummed postal label to upper. Near fine. Published before the Strand Magazine appearance (October and November 1893). This Harper's printing features alternative and exclusive illustrations (Stand printings carry the regular Sidney Paget drawings). Item #46746
DeWaal. Green & Gibson. BMC Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).
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