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[pp.210-224 in The Strand Magazine, vol.LXV
London, Newnes, January - June 1923].

First edition. 4to. Publisher's bevelled pale blue pictorial cloth blocked in black & gilt.

An unsettling, cautionary Sherlock Holmes tale about drug-fuelled lust...and a certain amount of monkey business. Included in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927). Other authors present in this volume include P.G. Wodehouse (including 'Jeeves Takes Charge'), Aldous Huxley and E. Phillips Oppenheim.


London, Newnes, 1905.

First edition. 8vo. Plates. Advertisements. Original blue cloth.

A collection of thirteen Sherlock Holmes stories originally published in the Strand Magazine and Collier's. Sherlock Holmes was resurrected after apparently meeting his end at the Reichenbach Falls nearly a decade earlier. The collection features the detective's signature deductive reasoning and showcases some of his most intricate and thrilling cases.


London, Newnes, 1893.

Third edition. 8vo. Original brown pictorial cloth decorated in various colours.

A decent example of the rare third edition of Doyle's second novel to feature the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


London, Newnes, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Beyond the minor chipping a very nice copy of this collection of twelve tales by Australian author Knowles, "tales of the super-real rather than the supernatural, or, if you will, fairy tales for grown-ups." (jacket).


London, Newnes, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The third of the author's 'Lone Pine' series, set in Shropshire.