THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR [colonial]. A. Conan Doyle.


With Sixteen Illustrations. London: George Bell & Sons, 1907. 16 pp ads dated Nov 1907. Original red cloth stamped in blind.

First Edition, colonial issue -- No. 768 in "Bell's Indian & Colonial Library." This is a group of literary essays, written as wanderings about the library in the Doyle home:

"Through the Magic Door" gives you glimpses of the days when Conan Doyle was a struggling beginner in literature. Discussing the books on his library shelves, he picks out certain of them, each one of which, bought in student days when he was not affluent, it had cost him a lunch to buy [Bookman, quoted in G&G]

This is a remarkably fine copy (light foxing of the cheap paper used); being nonfiction, far fewer copies were printed than of his fiction titles. Green & Gibson B7c. Item #14026

Price: $225.00

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