London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1911. [Detective Fiction] VINTAGE EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xx; 224; . With four half-tone plates including a frontispiece, and frequent in-text illustrations, all by George Hutchinson. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decorative blind stamping to spine and upper board. Spotting to textblock, prize presentation bookplate to front pastedown dated 1912. Very light rubbing to board edges. Very good. A Study In Scarlet (1888) was the first Sherlock Holmes novel, and features the initial meeting and debut case for the great amateur detective Sherlock Holmes with his new-found colleague; the narrator Dr. John Watson. Item #53097
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