New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, February 11, 1893. FIRST AMERICAN APPEARANCE of this adventure, illustrated by W.H. Hyde, which was later collected in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'. Single newspaper issue in pictorial wraps (41 x 29cm). Disbound or extracted from a hardcover with associated wear to the spine fold, chip/loss to top corner, some tears at fore-edge, single horizontal soft fold. Very good overall. Also issued simultaneously in the British 'Strand Magazine', but this Harper's printing features alternative and exclusive illustrations (the UK printing carries the regular Sidney Paget drawings). Item #50174
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