Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Octavo, pictorial green cloth lettered black on gilt. A very good tightly bound & clean copy in a very good slipcase. First Folio Society edition, 1995.
This collection of stories was selected by Geraldine Beare; introduced by Tim Heald and Illustrated by David Eccles. Contents: Introduction by Tim Heald; Editor's Preface; 1. The Lost Legion by Rudyard Kipling (1892); 2. How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom by A. Conan Doyle (1895); 3. The Adventure of the Cantankerous Old Lady by Grant Allen (1898); 4. The Purple Terror by Fred M. White (1899); 5. Lost Tommy Jepps by Arthur Morrison (1902); 6. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells (1903); 7. The Girl on the Sands by Richard Marsh (1904); 8. The Adventure of the Snowing Globe by F. Anstey (1905); 9. Code No. 2 by Edgar Wallace (1916); 10. In Mid-Air by F. Britten-Austin (1920); 11. Out of the Night by F. Britten Austin (1923); 12. The Kidnapped 'General' by Stacy Aumonier (1923); 13. An Eventful Day in the Life of Miss Faversham by Richmal Crompton (1926); 14. Mirage by W. Somerset Maugham (1929); 15. Pyjamas by Sinclair Lewis (1931); 16. Magic by A. E. W. Mason (1931); 17. The Mystery Tour by 'Sapper' (1937); 18. Last Journey by William C. White (1939); 19. The News in English by Graham Greene (1940); 20. Driver! by Hilton Brown (1949)