|Publisher||Harper and Brothers|
Harper & Brothers, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Very good condition, green boards are clean with light fading, slight page-tanning. Scarce original dust jacket in remarkably good condition showing only mild wear and light closed tears along edges not price clipped $2.75. Map endpapers. Frontispiece photo of 111 Baker Street, fictional home of Sherlock Holmes. Includes "A Study in Scarlet, " "The Sign of the Four" and five short stories. Arranged and with introduction by Howard Haycraft. Also included is "The Original of Sherlock Holmes" by Dr. H. E. Jones. This piece was written by a classmate of Doyle's at medical school and provides a biography of William Bell, M.D., believed to have been a model for Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated with photographs of Doyle, his London area, etc. Fantastic antique edition, first believed geared towards adolescent readership. Great gift idea. 336 pages.