1927. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1927). Original grey cloth lettered in red, with dust jacket. First American Edition of the fifth and last collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures -- twelve cases including those of "the Illustrious Client," "the Mazarin Stone," "the Three Garidebs" and "the Veiled Lodger." After each of the Sherlock Holmes volumes (except the first), Doyle claimed that he was through with Sherlock; here, Doyle in his preface again says "And so, reader, farewell to Sherlock Holmes!" -- and this time he meant it.~This copy is of the second issue (in grey rather than tan cloth, and with no publisher's colophon on the copyright page); there was also a third issue, in red cloth lettered in black. The volume is in fine condition. Included is the uncommon dust jacket (likewise second issue -- the same as the first except that there are four reviews, rather than a publisher's blurb, on the rear panel); it is in near-fine condition (rose color on spine faded as usual, a couple of short tears but nothing lacking). Green & Gibson A46c (see final note). Housed in a felt-lined morocco-backed clamshell case.
(Inventory #: 13991)
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