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 printed on title page. Edges toned, some expected spotting to thick paper, cloth sound; a little sunned to backstrip. Very good indeed. 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 #63414
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