Details about The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1905 1st USA edition preceded UK 1st EditionSee original listing
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London, United Kingdom
|Seller notes:||“Complete, rare (in such good condition) true 1st Edition. The text block is slightly age toned with no foxing whatsoever though the pages have yellowed with age, the book is complete with all plates”|
THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES 1905
VERY RARE TRUE 1st Edition
The book was published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on 7 March 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London)
VERY RARE - SCARCE EDITION
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
1905 first USA edition/impression
published in New York by McClure, Phillips & Co. MCMV
with the yellow illustrated window silhouette on the front cover.
The spine has faded somewhat but is firmly attached to block and covers.
The text block is slightly age toned though surprisingly with no
foxing whatsoever on any of the pages though they
have yellowed only very slightly with age,
the book is complete with all plates,
has one small inscription on front paper and
the bindings are solid though a band of white tape
was used internally at some time to reinforce the front cover
and the back cover, though attached could do with
with reinforcing in the future, also there are several
loose pages but all are thankfully present and accounted for.
The protective tracing paper cover at the front is present but also loose.
The top corner of the page of "lists of illustrations" page has broken off
and the same on other pages but never affecting text or page numbering.
Apart from the above this book is
overall a very nice example and highly collectible book
Please see numerous pictures below to fully asses the book