First edition. Thick 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth, the spine in stylized titles in black and gold gilt, the upper front cover with title and pictorial scene in black, iv, 800 pp., illustrated, all edges gilt, double column. Contains a lovely fore-edge painting featuring a likeness of Arthur Conan Doyle on one side and featuring a portrait of Sherlock Holmes based on the illustration on page 609 from the first appearance of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This volume also features a mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle titled ONE CROWDED HOUR, plus stories by P. G. Wodehouse, E. Phillips Oppenheim, and Mrs. Baillie Reynolds.. Also featured in this volume are illustrations by Brock, Rene Bull, Joseph Simpson, among others. Lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, else a very good, clean, tight copy. The fore-edge painting is in fine condition. GREEN AND GIBSON A40. vi.
Inventory Number: 32260