London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1911. Item #04996
From Historical Romance to Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure…
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Last Galley. Impressions and Tales by Arthur Conan Doyle. With Illustrations. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1911.
First English edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 190 x 124 mm.). [viii], [1-3]-298, [299-312, publisher's catalog] pp. With a frontispiece by N.C. Wyeth and one plate by Harry Rountree.
Publisher's dark red cloth, front cover blocked and titled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, white endpapers. With a neat early ink inscription dated 1911 on front pastedown. Some very light, mainly marginal foxing to first few leaves only. Minimal rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy.
6,000 copies were published on 26th April 1911 priced 6/-.
The Last Galley is a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle that was first published in The London Magazine in November 1910 and then in the 1911 collection of short stories, The Last Galley; Impressions And Tales”. This fantastic collection includes stories spanning a multitude of genres. From historical romance to swashbuckling pirate adventure, this volume has got it all, and will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Between 1910 and 1922, N.C. Wyeth did nineteen illustrations for Arthur Conan Doyle's fiction novels - The White Company (1922) having thirteen of them.
Green & Gibson A35a.