TITLE: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
PUBLISHER: George Newnes, Limited
NO.OF PAGES: [viii], -403, [1, colophon], [4, advertisements] pages. With frontispiece and fifteen other illustrations by Sidney Paget.
BINDING: Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered front board and spine
Height: 19 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm
TIPPED IN DARK FOUNTAIN PEN INK SIGNATURE ('A CONAN DOYLE') ON THE PAGE ADJACENT TO THE HALF TITLE PAGE
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They were first published in The Strand Magazine between October 1903 and December 1904 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget. All of these stories take place after Sherlock Holmes' apparent death in "The Adventure of the Final Problem".
The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on 7 March 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London)
A very good copy of the third collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.
The stories are: "The Adventure of the Empty House," "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder," "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist," "The Adventure of the Priory School," "The Adventure of Black Peter," "The Adventure of Charles August Milverton," "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons," "The Adventure of the Three Students," "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez," "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter," "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange," and "The Adventure of the Second Stain."
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