1892 The Gully of Bluemansdyke and Other Stories
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Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Undated, dated using Copac The short stories featured in this volume are: The Gully of Bluemansdyke; The Parson of Jackman's Gulch; My Friend The Murderer; The Silver Hatchet; The Man From Archangel; That Little Square Box; A Night Among The Nihilists. An incredibly prolific author, Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for the creation of the famous literary character Sherlock Holmes, who featured in four novels and over fifty short stories. Originally a physician, Doyle initially struggled to find a publisher for his first novel. It was not until 1886 that 'A Study in Scarlet' was taken on by War Lock and Co and published in Beeton's Christmas Annual a year later. Previous owners ink inscription to the half-title page, that reads 'To Patrick from George. July 1894'. A lovely collection of short stories, uncommon to find in this edition.
In a full calf binding. Externally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine, with light rubbing to the spine, joints and extremities. Front endpaper is lacking. Spotting to the front and rear pastedown and rear endpaper. Front hinge is slightly strained, but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have light handling marks and the odd spot throughout. Ink inscription to the half title page.
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