|Publisher||Doubleday & Co.|
Doubleday & Company, 1977. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall. Red boards over black cloth spine; original dust jacket. Both very near mint condition, appears as if book never opened nor read. Collection of some of the greatest stories by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Never before published in the U.S. this volume presents some of of Conan Doyle's unduly neglected masterpieces of suspense. Each begins in a quietly factual way which makes all the more dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement which ensues as each startling new circumstance is revealed. Discover a new facet of the master's ability to dazzle and mystify. Introduction and copyright by Nina Conan Doyle Harwood (Princess Nina Mdvani), by the late Sixties, onr of only three surviving heirs to the author's Estate, along with his daughter Dame Jean Bromet, Princess Nina Mdivani, the widow of his son Dennis who had remarried her husband's secretary Anthony Harwood, and Anna Conan Doyle, Adrian's widow. Illustrated by Barbara Ninde Byfield, Includes the following stories: The Brazillian Cat, The Lost Special, The Beetle-Hunter. The Man with the Watches, The Japaned Box, The Black Doctor, The Jew's Breastplate, The Terror of Blue John Gap, The Horror of the Heights, & The Nightmare Room. No damage. Not sherlock holmes stories..blurb on dust cover back (among others) "unbearable terrors and insoluble mysteries--thirteen tales in all from the creator of "Sherlock Holmes" and the "Lost World." A memorable volume for all those who thrill to eeriness and suspense." 224 pages.