The Return of Sherlock Holmes. DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

New York: McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905. FIRST EDITION, predates first UK printing. DELUXE ISSUE. Octavo, pp.vii; 381; [1], blank. With thirteen illustrations by Charles Raymond Macauley. Publisher dark blue ribbed blue cloth, gilt. A lightly used copy with a little edgewear and bumping. Near fine. This is the publisher's deluxe binding, signed 'WJ' in gilt to backstrip, featuring elaborate gold tooling, top edge gilt and 'SPECIAL EDITION' lettered at the foot of the spine. Evidently rarer than the commercial black cloth binding. Item #48568

Green and Gibson A29c, 'special edition' p.137.

Price: £475.00