Impressions and Tales. With Illustrations. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1911. 14 pp undated ads. Original deep red cloth with cover vignette in gilt.
First Edition of this collection of eighteen tales, including several of a science fiction vein. The color frontispiece is by N.C. Wyeth (a portion of which also serves as front cover vignette); the one other illustration (of "The Terror of Blue John Gap") is a scary one by Harry Rountree.~This is a near-fine copy, with little wear but with (as usual with this color) the spine slightly faded; also as usual, with this thick wove paper, there is some minor foxing. As with the other similarly-bound Doyle volumes published by Smith Elder, this is a tough first edition to find in decent shape. Green & Gibson A35a. Item #13901