London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.403; 4 [advertisments]. Bound in blue publisher's cloth with title to front board in gilt, and title/author's name in gilt to spine. 16 illustrated plates by Sidney Paget. Contents free from foxing, page edges clean, gift note to flyleaf (October 4th 1905), binding carefully handled, one wrinkle to spine, a touch rubbed to spine tips. An attractive, superior copy. A Park Lane mystery- the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair- brings Sherlock Holmes back to life and the search for the second most dangerous man in London. The 'Return' is a collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series. Item #48224
Green and Gibson [A29a]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.