The Valley of Fear.London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1915 Stock Code: 130244
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression, of the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel. Published on 3 June 1915, the UK edition was preceded by the US edition, which was released on 27 February of the same year. It is, however, far less common, with some 20,000 fewer copies issued in Britain.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt.
Frontispiece by Frank Wiles.
Contemporary gift inscription to first blank. Spine very slightly rolled and a little sunned, couple of tiny specks to front cover, slight bumps to lower tips foxing to edges, endmatter and occasionally to margins, browning to endpapers; a very good copy.
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