The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930). The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892.

The first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories: first edition, first issue, with the blank street sign on the cover and the suggestive misprint Miss ‘Violent’ Hunter for ‘Violet’ in the final sentence of ‘The Copper Beeches’ (p.317). A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone of Detective Fiction. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes followed closely upon the phenomenal success of the series in the Strand Magazine. ‘Rarely has a character so quickly established itself on the popular imagination as did Sherlock Holmes in the latter half of 1891’ (Green & Gibson). Green & Gibson A10a.

Octavo. Illustrations in text by Sidney Paget (variable spotting). Original light blue cloth over heavy bevelled boards, lettered and decorated on spine and upper board in gilt and black, edges gilt, floral endpapers (a couple of minor marks to cloth, faint wear at spine ends); custom blue quarter morocco box.

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