Chicago: Geo. M. Hill, 1898. An attractive, early American edition of the second Sherlock Holmes novel, together with the first short story to feature Conan Doyle's most famous character. Not in Green & Gibson. Hubin, p.122; Barzun & Taylor 1143. Item #4751
Octavo (19.5cm); vertically-ribbed crimson cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and blind to spine and front cover; top edge gilt; title page printed in two colors; ,5-235,pp. Light wear to spine ends and extremities, previous owners last name neatly stamped at upper front and rear pastedowns, with a small white stain to rear cover; text is quite fresh, with hinges sound; Very Good+.