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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 170

    DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930). A Study in Scarlet. London: Ward, Lock & Co, 1888. Crown 8° (179 x 116mm). 6 full-page line drawings by Charles Doyle, decorations (lack front and rear advertisements, title, edges and endpapers lightly spotted, marginal spotting to some sheets, faint ink spots on p3, owner's inscription and date on title, four numbers in pencil on recto of title). Scarlet binder's cloth, title gilt (lacks original wrappers, peripheral wear). FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, with 'younger' in paragraph 2, line 3 of 'Publishers' Preface'. Provenance: Moselle Amies (inscription on title-page, one letter cropped, dated '1888', the year of publication). Sold by descent. Green & Gibson A1.

    Price Realised  

    DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930). A Study in Scarlet. London: Ward, Lock & Co, 1888. Crown 8° (179 x 116mm). 6 full-page line drawings by Charles Doyle, decorations (lack front and rear advertisements, title, edges and endpapers lightly spotted, marginal spotting to some sheets, faint ink spots on p3, owner's inscription and date on title, four numbers in pencil on recto of title). Scarlet binder's cloth, title gilt (lacks original wrappers, peripheral wear). FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, with 'younger' in paragraph 2, line 3 of 'Publishers' Preface'. Provenance: Moselle Amies (inscription on title-page, one letter cropped, dated '1888', the year of publication). Sold by descent. Green & Gibson A1.

    A FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION OF CONAN DOYLE'S FIRST BOOK AND THE FIRST SEPARATE EDITION OF THE STORY THAT INTRODUCED SHERLOCK HOLMES.


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