MY FRIEND THE MURDERER AND OTHER MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, 5 and 7 East Sixteenth Street, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-288, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge plain. First edition of this collection. First published in paper, this is a later printing, but perhaps a first or early printing in a hardbound binding. Collects twelve of Doyle's early stories, several first published in book form in the anonymously edited anthology DREAMLAND AND GHOSTLAND (1887) and seven first collected in MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES (1889). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 548. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 608. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Green and Gibson A4c. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, spine a bit dusty, a very good copy. (#149380).
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