London: Smith, Elder & Co., , 1900. Item #05009
"I have chosen them as the fittest survivors out of the tales
which I have written during the last six years"
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Green Flag and other stories of War and Sport… with a frontispiece. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1900.
First English edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches; 192 x 130 mm.). viii, 348, [4, advertisements]. With an inserted frontispiece by Charles E. Fripp.
Publisher's red cloth, front cover and spine pictorially blocked in black and lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers. Spine ends worn, front inner hinge slightly cracked, early ink inscription (dated 1904) on front pastedown. A few leaves poorly opened affecting blank margins only. A fair copy priced accordingly.
5,000 copies were published on 27th March 1900 priced 6/-.
"It is difficult to make a volume of short stories homogeneous, but these have this in common, that they concern themselves with war and sport - a fact which may commend them to the temper of the times. Such as they are, I have chosen them as the fittest survivors out of the tales which I have written during the last six years. A. Conan Doyle (Preface).
The Green Flag and Other Stories is a collection of action and adventures stories including Captain Sharkey, The Crime of the Brigadier, The Croxley Master, The Lord of Chateau Noir, A Shadow Before, The King of the Foxes, The Three Correspondents, The New Catacomb, and others.... The Green Flag was first published in the Pall Mall Magazine in June 1893.
Green and Gibson A25a.