New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1907. Original tan cloth pictorially decorated in black, white and green.
First Separate Edition (being one of the "other stories" that had been published with THE GREEN FLAG in 1900); before that (in October-December 1899), it had appeared in The Strand Magazine with 16 Sidney Paget illustrations. Doyle brought his much-loved sport of boxing into a number of his works, such as his novel RODNEY STONE and this tale. A young Welsh medical student enters the boxing ring, in the hope of winning the funds necessary to establish his own practice. The tale appeared on the screen in 1921, as a British silent film.
Included is a color frontispiece of a prizefighter. This is a close-to-fine copy, with no cover soil and with much-less-than-usual flaking of the white cover panel -- both of which are usually major problems with this book. Green & Gibson A31a. Item #15346