DOYLE, [Sir] A[rthur] Conan

The Stark Munro letters.   London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895

8vo. [vi], 346, [1] pp., plus With frontispiece. Original green beveled publisher's cloth with black end-papers. A fine copy, with a small bookseller's label to front paste-down. $400.00

First edition in book form, first published in The Idler. Written in the form of a series of sixteen letters, this fictional work contains many passages which are semi-autobiographical, based largely on Doyle's personal relationships. The final note on the death of Mr. Munro and his wife in a train accident was edited out by Doyle in later editions.

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