London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, 1923. Item #05012
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lectures on Spiritualism
DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. Our American Adventure [&] Our Second American Adventure. London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., [1923 & 1924].
First English editions. Two octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 216 x 140 mm.). 205, [3, blank] pp. Inserted photographic frontispiece; [vi], 250 pp. Inserted photographic frontispiece and eight photographic plates.
Publisher's black ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, white endpapers. Spine extremities of second volume slightly worn, otherwise near fine.
1,500 copies were published on 16th March 1923 [&] 1,000 copies published on 15th February 1924 [both] priced 10/6.
Our American Adventure is a trip report written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published serialized from 3rd September to 17th December 1922 in Lloyd's Sunday News, and in book form on 16th March 1923 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Arthur Conan Doyle tells about his trip to America and Canada from 9th April to 24th June 1922 where he toured lecturing about spiritualism in New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, New Haven (Yale), Buffalo, Toronto, Detroit, Toledo and Chicago.
Our Second American Adventure is a sequel to Our American Adventure and was first published on 15th February 1924 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Arthur Conan Doyle tells about his second tour of America and Canada (one year after the first one) from 3rd April and 4th August 1923 where traveling from New York to Rochester, Hydesville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Canada.
Green and Gibson B32a. [&] B33a.