Presentation Copy of Arthur Conan Doyle's His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes.
His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.$4,500.00
Item Number: 89675
New York: A.L. Burt Company Publishers, c.1918.
Early printing of Conan Doyle’s classic collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best wishes from Arthur Conan Doyle To Claussen Otto July/23.” With a letter of provenance and three printed of photographs of the Otto family, one featuring Doyle. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Scarce signed and inscribed and with noted provenance.
"As Watson reported in the preface to His Last Bow, a collection of eight stories published in 1917, Holmes may have been retired, but the accounts of plenty of his cases remained to delight his fans. The seven new stories that Watson added to "His Last Bow" as part of the collection... had appeared in the Strand sporadically from 1908 through 1917" (Leslie S. Klinger).