London: Chatto and Windus, 1889. [Short Stories] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, Ex Libris Richard Lancelyn Green. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 336; . Advertisements dated April 1889, but published June 1889. With eight wood engraved illustrations by various artists, including a frontispiece. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and black titles to upper board, with a colour illustration of a treasure chest. All edges untrimmed; grey foliate endpapers. Quite clean internally with occasional creasing to corners and a few marks. Textblock shaken with some splitting to hinges, cloth rubbed, worn and water stained. Good. A used example as might befit the working copy belonging to Doyle's bibliographer. Item #50449
Green and Gibson C81a.
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