Description[Arthur Conan Doyle]. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley. A South African Story" Doyle's First Appearance in Print in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art. London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1879. Very good.
[Arthur Conan Doyle]. "The Mystery of
First printing. Octavo. Contained on pages 568-572 of issue No. 819, Saturday, September 6, 1879 edition of Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art.
Half maroon morocco over blue buckram boards with titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Moderate shelf wear to the extremities with some addition soiling to boards, else a sound copy in very good condition.
Doyle was 20 years old when, on a whim, he penned this short story set in
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