Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1890
First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Conan Doyle on the title-page, “With the author’s compliments and thanks”
8vo., sometime finely bound by Bayntun in full double gilt liine panelled red polished calf, spine richly gilt with contrasting leather labels, all edges gilt, original cloth cover bound in at rear. A little light marking to boards otherwise a very good, handsomely bound copy.
First Edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel, preceded by several short tales and by the historical Micah Clarke. This is a highly autobiographical tale, with good descriptions of life at Edinburgh University, a "rugger" match between England and Scotland, and a first medical examination by a medical student.