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    A[rthur] Conan Doyle. The Sign of Four. London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. First edition, second issue with "13" for "138" in contents and "w shed" for "wished" on page 56, line 16; "Griffith Farran & Cos. Standard Library" on spine. Octavo. [4], 283, [1, blank] pages (note: without the eight pages of publisher's ads present at rear in some copies). Frontispiece by Charles Kerr. Publisher's dark red cloth, decoratively stamped with border and floral corner ornaments, spine and front lettered in gilt; text block edges untrimmed; dark brown coated endpapers. Spine skewed; cloth darkened, with a few faint drip stains; spine ends worn and starting to fray. Hinges split, but still sound; bookseller's ticket at rear pastedown. Text block faintly dulled with age; top edge darkened; previous owner signature on reverse of frontispiece. Good. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. De Waal C804.

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