London: Longman's Colonial Library, 1905. First Colonial Edition, published simultaneously with the UK first. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 403; , imprint; , advertisements. With a frontispiece illustration by Sidney Paget. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark blue oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cloth sides, top edge gilt. Very light and occasional spotting, some toning to thicker advert leaf, externally fine. A handsome 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 #49873
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