A Study in Scarlet
DOYLE, Arthur Conan
FIRST EDITION WITH BELL'S 'NOTE'
Published: Ward Lock & Bowden, 1892
Stock code: 41191
8vo., Third Edition thus, Second Impression, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 11 full-page illustrations, and 14 smaller illustrations and 16 elaborately historiated initials in the text; original brown cloth lettered in red, red cloth back lettered and blocked in gilt, gilt top, uncut, patterned endpapers, upper board mildly marked in red else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp, clean copy.
With 24pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Second Impression of the third edition of the first Sherlock Holmes story, and the first publication in book form of the note on Holmes by Dr. Bell (the 'original' Sherlock Holmes), first published in 'Bookman' magazine. Published a year after the first impression thus. A BRIGHT, CRISP COPY OF AN IMPORTANT EDITION AND SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. See De Waal 421 (for first impression thus); See Green & Gibson A1.c and A1.c.ii.