Sep IndyPublish. Dec IndyPublish. Mar IndyPublish. Hardcover editions:. Aug MJ Publishing eBook. Dec Quality Classics eBook. Dec New Century Books eBook. Sep SAP eBook. May eBook Kindle. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering at spine. Novel of a millionaire in Staffordshire who sets about to alleviate the misery of the town folk, but discovers that his efforts do nothing to improve the citizens themselves. Attractive Very Good volume, small leather bookplate at front pastedown.
Original blue cloth, very minor wear to head and foot of spine; interior excellent. Small bookseller's label on front paste-down. First edition, printed in an initial run of copies. The tale of a modern alchemist who becomes a billionaire and corrupts the community he wants to help.
Catalog Record: The doings of Raffles Haw | HathiTrust Digital Library
Written while Doyle was on a sojourn in Vienna, in the same year that The adventures of Sherlock Holmes was first published. The creator of the most famous detective in literature, Doyle produced his first story at the age of six. After completing his medical studies at Edinburgh University, Doyle practiced medicine as an eye specialist in Hampshire for six years until he became a full-time writer.
As a medical student, Doyle had several future writers as his colleagues, including James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson.
However, he was most influenced by his professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, whose skills of observation, logic, deduction and diagnosis were later infused into the persona of Sherlock Holmes. After the death of his son, Doyle became interested in occultism, and fairies, having spent more than a million dollars supporting the existence of "little people. The photograph was later proven to be a fake. Doyle became the president of several important spiritualist organizations, and later opened the Psychic Bookshop in London.
He was knighted in Published by London; Cassell; ; About this Item: London; Cassell; ;, Condition: near fine. First Printing. Brown cloth with black lettering.
Former owner's name on front endpaper; cover worn at edges and slightly soiled; front hinge very slightly loose. Text clean, no tears. Doran , New York Doran , New York, First American edition. There is one front free end paper present but it looks like there was another which has been removed. Letters "F D" in white on lower spine. Bookplate removed from front paste down.
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Includes 2 Sherlock Holmes tales. Doran Company Doran Company, Light speckling to the covers. Owner's name and much later date on the inside front cover. Pages lightly tanned. Published by George Doran Co. About this Item: George Doran Co. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. About this Item: Original dark blue cloth.
First Edition of this early Doyle venture into the field of science fiction, largely concerned with alchemy. Doyle wrote this mainly to finance a trip to Vienna where he planned to establish himself as an eye doctor the book is dedicated to the dermatologist who encouraged him to go there. He stayed in Vienna only two months, returning with the conviction that his future lay in literature rather than in medicine.
This is a near-fine copy volume slightly askew, but very little wear. Signed copies this early in Arthur Conan Doyle's career are quite uncommon. New York New York , Second Americana Edition, but First Doran Edition, and possibly the first authorized edition, having first been published in by Lovell, Corryell and Co.
An increasingly uncommon title to be found in acceptable dustjacket. Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some soiling to panels, closed tear at lower front spine edge, front flap edge with chipping at lower inch, tiny chips at spine ends. Very Good, cheap cloth with series of nicks along spine gutters, front endpaper with short closed tear at fore-edge, in Good dustjacket, piece of tape removed from front panel causing some abrasions, small abrasion at rear panel.
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