London, Newnes, n.d. [prob 1894]. First Edition. First Impression. Paperback. A near fine copy. Very rare. It appears that the Strand Novelette series ran to 14 issues. This is the first. Research suggests that the publisher offered to provide a binding for the issues, which is how the stories are usually found (often lacking the first issue). The book is in near fine condition with some tanning to the wraps, a chip to the lower corner and foxing to the lower wrapper. Illustrations by Paul Hardy [8071, Hyraxia Books].