The Speckled Band, An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1929 - Samuel French, London - First Edition, Fourth Impression. (‘French’s Acting Edition, No.2558.’) Scarce early edition of Doyle’s gothic-themed Sherlock Holmes locked room mystery.. With five full page schematics for the stage plot, followed by the properties plot and the electric and lime plot at the rear of the book.

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’. After Doyle’s successful stage adaptation of 1910, with the celebrated actor H.A. Saintsbury as Holmes and Claude King as Dr. Watson, it was committed to print by Samuel French in 1912. The play toured, and was also performed in America, with Saintsury returning in the London revival of 1921.
  Reference: Green & Gibson, Bibliography of A Conan Doyle, 163. Reilly,Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (1980), 501.

In stapled wrappers (18.5 x 12.2 cm) pp. 124 [2 (publisher’s ads)] [2]. In publisher’s brown paper wrappers lettered in black to spine, front and rear panels, with ‘
Price Two Shilings and Sixpence net’ to front panel.
  Condition:   Ref: 109283   Price: HK$ 2,000