New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 21st October 1893. FIRST APPEARANCE. The second of two parts, folio. Illustrated by W. H. Hyde. A story later collected in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'. In publisher's illustrated paper covers, sewn. Hinges very weak; front nearly loose. Large tear to front cover mended with tape to verso. Small contemporary orange ownership sticker to front cover. Good overall. 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 #48661
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