First edition, Collins, 1941.
Edwy Searles Brooks was a UK novelist who wrote under a number of pseudonyms including Berkeley Gray and Victor Gunn. This is a rare work from his canon.
From the library of Anthony Lejeune.
Second edition, Newnes, 1893.
A very good example of one of the cornerstones of detective literature, the first of two volumes of Sherlock Holmes issued by Newnes in this format, perfectly illustrated by Sidney Paget.
First edition. London, Cassell, 1939 The story centres on the murder of Mr Norwitch found stabbed in an antiques shop. The author worked in an antiques store and clearly draws heavily on this experience. According to authoritative website www.classiccrimefiction.com, UK first editions in original jackets are rare especially this title.