London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.; 403; . With 16 illustrated plates by Sidney Paget. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt border to covers, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Internally clean, neat old repair to extreme corner of title, ads a trifle spotted; externally unmarked. A clean and attractive copy. The Great Detective returns after the infamous events at the Richenbach Falls, in a collection of thirteen stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Four of the stories ('The Empty House', 'The Dancing Men', 'The Priory School' and 'The Second Stain'), were listed by Doyle in 1927 as being among his favourite Holmes episodes. Item #49872
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