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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

Rare books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) is most famed for his creation of detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally training as a physician in Edinburgh and later Aston, Doyle initially wrote short stories in his spare time, submitting them semi-successfully to several small publications.

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  1. The Sign of Four.

    The Sign of Four.

    First edition. This copy has both internal issue points, "138" on the contents page is incomplete and appears as "13" and "wishes" is misspelt on p.56 as "w shed". This copy is bound with the publishers' advertisement catalogue. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90033

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  2. The Sign of Four.

    The Sign of Four.

    First edition. This copy has both internal issue points, "138" on the contents page is incomplete and appears as "13" and "wishes" is misspelt on p.56 as "w shed". However, these issue points are present in both the first and second issue of the first edition, the only way of determining between the two issues is by the binding. The second issue was reissued by Griffith Farran and Company, with the original title page. Learn More
    £3,975

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published:

    Stock Code: 48026

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  3. The Sign of Four.

    The Sign of Four.

    First edition of the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. The first issue with the Spencer Blackett imprint at the foot of the spine of the retained original cloth, the page number 138 on the contents leaf missing the 8, and wishes misspelled on page 56 as "w shed". A very attractive copy. Learn More
    £6,000

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87248

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  4. The White Company.

    The White Company.

    In three volumes.
    First edition in book form, one of 750 copies issued of Doyle's medieval romance, "a remarkable piece of research on fourteenth-century English mercenary warfare in France and Spain" (ODNB). Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1891

    Published:

    Stock Code: 37588

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  5. A Visit to Heven.
    signed

    A Visit to Heven.

    First edition, one of a limited edition of 200 privately printed copies. Inscribed by the author on the front wrapper "From A. Conan Doyle with kind regards". A short story by the daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, with the charming spelling and grammatical errors of a nine-year-old retained. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: Hindhead

    Stock Code: 94513

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Signed personal photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa during the Boer War.
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    Signed personal photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa during the Boer War.

    A privately-taken and uncirculated inscribed photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa, where he served as a senior physician during the Boer War. This privately-taken photograph depicts Doyle standing waist-deep in a large hole, surrounded by detritus. The inscription on the verso of the image reads, "Xmas wishes. Pulling out of a hole in South Africa - like the British Empire. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: South Africa

    Stock Code: 78054

    Signed: Yes

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  7. 106478

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.
    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106478

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  8. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.
    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an "unprecedented success", with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111144

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  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111585

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  10. Author's Edition.

    Author's Edition.

    Works, With Preface and Notes by the Author, and Photogravure Illustration.
    Limited edition, American issue, number 81 of 1,000 copies, rare in the publisher's special binding of half morocco, which was sold at $5 per volume, twice the price of the standard red buckram. The Author's Edition was a joint publication, consisting of 12 volumes published in England by Smith, Elder & Co. and 13 volumes published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: [1903]

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114703

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  11. The Lost World.

    The Lost World.

    Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the “Daily Gazette.”
    First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: [1912]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109734

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  12. The Lost World.

    The Lost World.

    Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the “Daily Gazette.”
    First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: [1912]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86662

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  13. The Valley of Fear.

    The Valley of Fear.

    First UK edition, first impression. Published 3 June 1915, it was preceded by the American edition, released earlier the same year, on 27 February. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106897

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  14. The Valley of Fear.

    The Valley of Fear.

    With a frontispiece by Frank Wiles.
    First UK edition, first impression. Widely considered one of the best illustrations of the Holmes-Watson relationship, this last Holmes novel was well received by the wartime public. Published 3 June 1915, it was preceded by the US edition, released earlier the same year, on 27 February. This copy is from the library of Adrian Homer Goldstone (1897-1977), book collector and bibliographer of Arthur Machen and John Steinbeck. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114302

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  15. Poems.

    Poems.

    First collected edition, first impression. Includes 12 poems and a one-act play previously unpublished in book form. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 96819

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  16. The Maracot Deep
    signed

    The Maracot Deep

    and other stories.
    First edition, first impression. The Goldstone copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 47172

    Signed: Yes

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  17. The Maracot Deep and other Stories.
    £1,400

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published:

    Stock Code: 48119

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  18. The Works.

    The Works.

    Signed limited edition. Number 220 of 760 sets, numbered and signed by the author in Volume I. This edition was designed to succeed the 1903 Authors edition, which misses many of Doyles most famous Holmes stories. Previous to this edition there was no definitive edition of Doyles collected works. The Crowborough is the only comprehensive work of Doyle and is becoming an increasingly rare set to find. Learn More
    £13,500

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 100365

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  19. In Re: Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Solar Pons.
    signed

    In Re: Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Solar Pons.

    With an Introduction by Vincent Starrett.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "for Max L. Santeim with cordial regards, Sincerely August Derleth". Vincent Starrett was a great authority on Sherlock Holmes. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1945

    Published: Sauk City, Wisconsin

    Stock Code: 74368

    Signed: Yes

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