From The Return of Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of Black Peter” by Arthur Conan Doyle, as printed in Collier’s Weekly, February 27, 1904.
Folio, 31pp. Stated “Price 10 Cents” on bottom right corner of front cover. Doyle’s story begins on page 18. Lacking original staples holding text together, reinforced with thin wire. Irregular trimming to edges, vibrantly illustrated cover. 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.