Portrait of an Artist. Conan Doyle.

[London]: Whizzard Press/André Deutsch, [1979].

Price: $175.00

About the item

First edition. Illustrated. 138 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black boards titled in silver, map endsheets. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Walsdorf C19a.

Item #365166

Inscribed by the author on the title page to his old friend George Sims, antiquarian bookseller and crime novelist: “George and Beryl from Julia. ACD was involved in World War I and other Wars! Hurst, October 1979”

Symons was a sharp critic and a keen-eyed biographer. He was also author of A Three Pipe Problem (1975), one of the finest novels about the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon.