London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1905. [Detective mysteries] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.; 403; ;  publisher's advertisements. Illustrated with a frontispiece and fifteen further plates by Paget. Publisher's blue cloth, simply titled in gilt to spine and upper. Housed in cloth chemise with leather-spined slipcase. A few small spots to edges, binding very gently handled with one or two light rubs. A particularly fine, bright copy of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. A Park Lane mystery - the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair - brings Sherlock Holmes back to life and the search for the second most dangerous man in London. The 'Return' contains thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series. Item #64381
Green and Gibson [A29a]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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