London: George Newnes, 1894. [Literature] FIRST EDITION. Quarto (25 x 18cm), pp.; 279; . Publisher's dark blue pictorial cloth, printed in black and gilt, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Contents lightly foxed, neat and small ownership stamp to f.e.p., near paper pull to same, usual wear to inside paper joints (from heavy text block), cloth is clean and fresh with a little shelf wear, gilt to spine a little rubbed/dulled. A most attractive copy indeed, rarely seen so bright. The second of the five original Sherlock Holmes story collections. Includes 'The Final Problem', with 'The Death of Sherlock Holmes' plate; Professor Moriarty and Holmes plunge down the Richenbach Falls. Such was the public outcry, Doyle was forced to resurrect his hero. Item #66125
Green & Gibson [A14a], Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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