Lot 153
  • 153

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

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  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
  • The Speckled Band. An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. (London and New York:)Samuel French, Limited, 1912
  • paper
8vo, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, the author's dramatic adaptation of his celebrated Sherlock Holmes story, publisher's advertisements at the beginning and end, stage plot, properties plot and electric and lime plot at the end, original light green paper covers glued to spine blocked and titled in black with floral bands, some slight browning, backstrip partially unglued, slight creasing and wear to covers


Green & Gibson A36a

Catalogue Note

"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" had first appeared in Strand Magazine in February 1892, and was later collected as the eighth story in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This is Doyle's own stage adaptation, which was first performed on 4 June 1910 at the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand, with the celebrated actor H.A. Saintsbury as Holmes and  Claude King as Dr. Watson. Charles Millward too over the role when the production moved to New York, with Saintsury returning in the London revival of 1921.