THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949. Octavo, hardcover. First edition. "A splendid biography, at once sympathetic and detached, skillful and thorough, as well as strong on the natural gifts Doyle possessed for detective investigation and its transfusion into fictional plots." - Barzun and Taylor: A Catalogue of Crime 2913. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some rubbing, mainly to corners and head and tail of spine panel. (#82619).