London: John Murray, 1959. [Family history and retrospective]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (35 x 28cm), pp. 136 . Filled with reproductions of black and white photographs, letters and other clippings. In publisher's red cloth with silver titles to spine and silver family crest to upper board. Textured cream endpapers. With original cream dust-jacket with red titles. Rubbing to jacket edges with some minor closed tears. Very good indeed. On the anniversary of the centenary of his birth, Arthur Conan Doyle's son Adrian here introduces a sort of family scrapbook filled with pictures, letters and anecdotes about the early Doyles, as well as the well-loved novelist and spiritualist missionary himself. Pierre Weil-Nordon notes that at this time only himself and Doyle's biographer, John Dickson Carr, had been granted access to the extensive family archives. Item #49544
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