London: John Murray, 1928. [Sherlock Holmes] FIRST THUS. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.iii-xii; 1336 . With the half-title bound at rear, for some reason. Contemporary fairly amateurish brown half roan, with papier tourniquet over boards, and a new red morocco label with gilt titles to spine. Toning to edges and first and final leaves. Grubby title page, with creasing, chips and tears to final leaves and advertisements at rear. Heavy wear to binding, with rippling to boards and chipping to head-cap. Upper joint starting. A rough copy. Fair. The first printing of this short-story omnibus, containing every Holmes story except the full-length novels 'A Study in Scarlet', 'Sign of Four', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', and 'The Valley of Fear.'. Item #59588
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