From The Return of Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist” by Arthur Conan Doyle, as printed in Collier’s Weekly, December 26, 1903.
Folio, 35pp. Stated “Price 10 Cents” on bottom right corner of front cover. Doyle’s story begins on page 16. Lacking original staples holding text together, reinforced with wire. Closed tear along top half of front wrapper near spine. Short closed tear to the top of page 15/16. A very good example, with light toning along edges, detailed illustrations. Story illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele.
Collier’s Weekly magazine was the first publication in the United States to release the series The Return of Sherlock Holmes, containing thirteen short stories over the course of one year and three months. Each story was released a few days after The Strand Magazine published their monthly issue in the United Kingdom. Upon the completed series, all were compiled into The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published as one volume in 1905.