Sir Arthur CONAN DOYLE. Typescript of Brigadier Gerard, a romantic comedy in four acts, 1906, with autograph revisions and additions, in five volumes, original wrappers, 4to:
Act I: title page, dramatis personae, with autograph revisions by Conan Doyle on each page and his remark on verso of final page, 'Too much noise with chairs', 26 pages;
Act II: title page, autograph revisions on twenty pages and additions on versos of two pages (22 lines), 22 pages;
Act III: titlepage, autograph revisions on twenty-one pages and additions on versos of two pages (53 lines), 29 pages; with a second version;
Adventures of Gerard, London: George Newnes Ltd: Newnes Sixpenny Copyright Novels, n.d., 8°, paper covers depicting Gerard on horseback, lower left-hand corner of upper cover torn.
Brigadier Gerard, London, n.d., with illustrations from the film version produced by Will G. Barker, Lewis Waller as Gerard, binding loose, oblong 4°.
The play opened at the Imperial Theatre, London, 3 March 1906.
Gerard, the unfailingly valiant and conceited hussar, is arguably Conan Doyle's most successful literary creation after Holmes and Watson and the stories have had lasting success. Green and Gibson, App. IV. 7. (7)