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 half navy blue oasis morocco, titled and decorated in gilt to the spine, raised bands, matching cloth sides, top edge gilt. All plates present, contents clean with a few faint spots to fore edge, exterior as new. A near fine 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 #66101
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