His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences Of Sherlock Holmes

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Doyle, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930). His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences Of Sherlock Holmes. London: John Murray, 1917. First Edition. Octavo (20 X 14Cm), PP.VII; [Blank]; 305; [1]; [6 Of Advertisements]. Publisher’s red cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board. Some occasional spotting to textblock, spotting to edges. Neat ownership inscription to flyleaf, a couple of small tears to the endpapers at the front hinge. Cloth shows well, slightly rubbed to extremities, spine a touch sunned with the gilt lettering dulled, small dark mark to rear board. Very good. Includes the title story, which appeared in 'The Strand' magazine in september 1917 with the subtitle 'Some War Experiences of Sherlock Holmes'; the covers bearing the tag-line 'Sherlock Holmes outwits a German spy'. Unlike most Holmes adventures the narration is in the third person rather than recounted by Dr. John Watson and the episode focuses on espionage and intrigue rather than mystery and detection. Due to its portrayal of British and German spies and its patriotic themes, the story is widely believed to have been conceived as a morale booster for the troops.
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