by August Derleth
Dust jacket by Frank Utpatel
Limited Edition Hardcover - $50.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran imprint, 1968; 131 pp.; limited to 3,493 copies. First Edition.
Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey is a detective fiction novel by author August Derleth. The novel is part of Derleth's Solar Pons stories which are pastiches of the Sherlock Holmes tales of Arthur Conan Doyle. It was the eighth Solar Pons book published by Mycroft & Moran.
The book concerns the investigation into the death of Jonas Fairlie, who was murdered on a train while on his way to consult Solar Pons. To solve the mystery, Pons and his companion, Dr. Lyndon Parker, travel to Fairlie's home town of Frome, Somerset and from there to Scotland (Pons only), Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and finally to a remote area on the coast of Wales.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; boards are unbumped and corners sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($3.50) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.