Item No: #363609 The Doings of Raffles Haw and Other Stories [Sherlock Holmes]. Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Doings of Raffles Haw and Other Stories [Sherlock Holmes]
The Doings of Raffles Haw and Other Stories [Sherlock Holmes]
The Doings of Raffles Haw and Other Stories [Sherlock Holmes]

With Two Sherlock Holmes Stories, in a Dust Jacket

The Doings of Raffles Haw and Other Stories [Sherlock Holmes]

Notes: Not to be confused with the 1890s book with a similar title. This volume collects the title novella, a story about an inventor who masters the age-old dream of alchemists of turning lead into gold, plus two Sherlock Holmes stories, The Red-Headed League and The Boscombe Valley Mystery.

Of the title work, Bleiler (Science Fiction: The Early Years, 607) says it is "not so much a narrative of events as a theme novel...the theme is the corrupting power of money... Critical opinion has usually dismissed The Doings of Raffles Haw lightly, but I would regard it as one of Doyle's better books."

See also Anatomy of Wonder (5th ed.), II-353,

[2 blank], [6], 199, [1] pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with publisher's logo on the title page) of this collection. A very good copy (some spots on the brown cloth) in a very good dust jacket, with general edge wear, a few tears, and an unsuccessful attempt to efface the price on the spine ($1.50) with a pencil. With a King. Bros. of San Francisco bookstore label on the rear pastedown.

Publication: New York: George H. Doran, 1919.

Item No: #363609

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