London: George Newnes, 1902. [Sherlock Holmes] FIRST SOUVENIR EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 285 . Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Top edge gilt; cracked-earth patterned endpapers. Blue ink ownership to front fly-leaf, dated 1941. Offsetting to endpapers; light occasional spotting throughout. One gathering a little loose near centre of text block. Cloth rubbed to spine and board edges; lower joint just starting. Very good. Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action. Item #57312
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