New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, May 13, 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, single horizontal soft fold (tears to same). Very good overall, with original fold-out supplement illustrating the Columbia Exposition (tears to folds). 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 #50175
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