DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1905.
DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1905.

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1905.

8o. Frontispiece illustration and 16 plates. Original gilt-lettered dark blue cloth (very light rubbing to joints and extremities, otherwise fine); linen box. Provenance: David Hope (bookplate); Stanley MacKenzie (Sotheby's London, 24 July 1995, lot 154).

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN BOOK FORM, with four pages of publisher's advertisements. "The author was persuaded to revive Sherlock Holmes by the generous offers made by the proprietors of the American magazine...No conditions were attached. He replied on a postcard: 'Very well. A.C.D.'" (Green & Gibson). Locke 54-5; De Waal 625; Green & Gibson A29a.
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