Item #312681 THE SIGN OF THE FOUR. A Scandal in Bohemia And Other Stories. Arthur Conan DOYLE.

THE SIGN OF THE FOUR. A Scandal in Bohemia And Other Stories.

New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, 52-58 Duane Street. No Date (circa 1898-1900). Early Edition. Octavo, original maroon straight-ribbed cloth lettered & decorated in gilt on spine panel. 364 pp. Formerly, Sherlockian John Ruyle's copy, with his bibliographical notes in pencil at the front. Ink name and a bookstore stamp (Acres of Books, Trenton, NJ) on front free endpaper; cloth frayed at head & heel of spine panel and at corners, rubbed at edges with a few small nicks; a good to very good copy, sound and tight. Uncommon. Item #312681

¶ Collects THE SIGN OF THE FOUR (The second Sherlock Holmes novel, originally published in 1890); A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (the first Sherlock Holmes short story, originally published in The Strand Magazine, 1891); A CASE OF IDENTITY (Sherlock Holmes short story also from THE STRAND, 1891); MY FRIEND THE MURDERER (Crime Story, from London Society, 1882); THE RING OF THOTH (Egyptology, fantasy / supernatural, from The Cornhill Magazine,1890); THE SURGEON OF GASTER FELL (Mystery / Crime story, from Chambers's Journal, 1890) and JOHN HUXFORD'S HIATUS (Crime / romance story, set in Montreal, from The Cornhill Magazine, 1888). According to Green & Gibson (A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle, Revised Edition 2000, p. 594) A.L. Burt was at this address on Duane Street from 1898-1900.

Price: $50.00

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