London: John Murray, 1923. Item #05003
"This little book is an attempt to catch some of the fleeting phases of childhood…" (Introduction)
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. Three of Them. A Reminiscence… With a Frontispiece. London: John Murray, 1923.
First English edition. Small octavo (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 172 x 120 mm.). viii, 99, 1, blank], [4, advertisements] pp. Sepia toned frontispiece on leaded paper tipped-in.
Publisher's red linen spine over gray boards. Spine with printed paper label. Original pictorial dust jacket, minimal wear to extremities. Some light offset from publisher's glue on endpapers, otherwise a fine copy.
Three of them is a series of five short stories that were first published in The Strand Magazine from April to December 1918. On 2nd November 1923, John Murray added two other short stories Billy Bones (1922) and The Forbidden Subject (1923) to the five, making a total of seven, with an introduction written by Doyle.