London: George Newnes, 1902. [Sherlock Holmes] FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[viii]; 359;  blank. With 16 illustrated plates by Paget. Handsomely bound in full deep red oasis morocco, titled and decorated in gilt to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers endpapers, top edge gilt. All plates present, contents clean, exterior as new. A couple of small tears to frontispiece, and a large repaired tear to p.303/304. A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Arguably the great detective's most charismatic case; "Holmes is at his very best, and it is a highly dramatic idea" - Doyle, to his mother, 2nd April 1902. Item #65996
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