29 June 2005
DOYLE, Arthur Conan, Sir (1859-1930). The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: [Printed by the Gresham Press for] George Newnes, 1892. Small 4o. Illustrations in text by Sidney Paget. Original light-blue gilt-decorated pictorial cloth over heavy bevelled boards, edges gilt (minor rubbing to joints and spine ends, somes light soiling); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRST ISSUE, with the earlier gray floral endpapers, 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).
[With:] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894. Small 4o. Frontispiece of the Death of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls and numerous illustrations in text by Sidney Paget. Original blue gilt-decorated pictorial cloth over heavy bevelled boards, edges gilt (very minor rubbing to ends of spine, very minor soiling); cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES was the first collection of Holmes stories to be published, following closely upon the phenomenal success of the series in the Strand Magazine. A FINE SET. De Waal 520 and 596; Green & Gibson A10a and A14a. (2)
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