The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery. With a Holmesian Investigation into the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle. Charles Altamont DOYLE, Michael BAKER.

The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery. With a Holmesian Investigation into the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle.

London: Paddington Press, 1978. FIRST EDITION. Double-width Crown Octavo (19 x 26cm), pp.xxx, 91. In publisher's cream cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. End-papers with burgundy marbling effect. With original burgundy dust jacket. Jacket worn and lightly chipped to edges. Light even browning to text-block, as expected. Very good overall. A colour facsimile of Doyle's sketchbook from 1889. Arthur Conan Doyle's father was imprisoned in a number of lunatic asylums due to his epilepsy, though he was otherwise of sound mind. Item #49415

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