London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1915. [Sherlock Holmes] SECOND PRINTING. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. 306 . With a black and white frontispiece illustrated by Wiles. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Second Impression text neatly erased from title. Neat ink name to flyleaf, further name in pencil, edges toned, some expected spotting to thick paper, cloth frayed at crown, spine sunned. Very good. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, being a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Item #59537
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