DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.
DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.

8o. Frontispiece illustration and 15 plates by Sidney Paget (some becoming loose). Original pictorial red cloth gilt by Alfred Garth Jones showing the moonlit silhouette of a hound (minor dampstains on front cover, some slight rubbing); cloth box. Provenance: Raleigh Chichester-Constable (gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 1902).

FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, with misprint "you" for "your" on page 13.

The Hound of the Baskervilles was the first encore performance of Sherlock Holmes since his disappearance over Reichenbach Falls in "The Final Problem" of 1893. This literary return was described by Doyle as the "inevitable relapse after repentance." His exposure to Devon legend and moor in the company of Sir John Robinson turned out to be the final provocation. This story is possibly based on that of the Black Hound of Hergest, associated with the Vaughan family in Herefordshire. Locke 52; De Waal 87; Green & Gibson A26.
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