Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. 8vo. 319 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Original green illustrated cloth; some soiling to right edge of top cover, small damp-stain affecting lower right corner of title. Uncut. Item #11923
First edition, first printing, second state, binding C. After a break of fifteen years, Holmes revives his series of imaginary conversations. There was a two-year hiatus for these episodes, originally printed as a monthly contribution in The Atlantic Monthly, when Holmes lost his wife, and a year later, his daughter Amelia. BAL, 9027; C&T, p. 226.