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The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Story. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur I. Keller (illustrator)

1914 - George H. Doran Company, New York - First Edition
The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, the true first edition, illustrated with seven colour plates by Arthur Keller, preceding the English edition which was published the following year with a single black and white frontispiece replacing Keller’s seven colour plates.

A retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. '
The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. The plot is based on the activities of Molly Maguires, an Irish-American activist group known for their violent conflicts and long held status as a secret society.

‘Mr Mac, the most practical thing that you ever did in your life would be to shut yourself up for three months and read twelve hours a day at the annals of crime.’ 
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Price HK$ 4,600