The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
George Newnes, Limited, Southampton Street, Strand
First edition, in dust jacket
This edition includes all 90 Sidney Paget illustrations from the stories’ appearances in the Strand; it lacks a copyright notice, and it omits “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.” The story had been the second of 12 in UK and US magazines, appeared in the first American book edition, but was omitted from the UK book edition. It is not known why the story was suppressed, although its plot—featuring severed ears, a double murder, and an extramarital affair—has long occasioned speculation.