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Arthur Conan Doyle

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.
    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

    Stock Code: 87248

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  2. 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... Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,975

    Special Price £2,981

    Stock Code: 48026

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  3. 121770detail
    Contains the first appearance of the Sherlock Holmes novels. Also included are works by Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 121770

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  4. 119858
    First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317, and the blank street sign in the vignette to the front cover. The textual error continued through three further printings, but from the second impression... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 119858

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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 94513

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  6. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 111585

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  7. Author's Edition.
    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... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 114703

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  8. 122551
    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound of the Baskervilles 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 great success, with queues at the publisher's office and... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 122551

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  9. 121355detail
    Signed limited edition, number 282 of 1,000 sets signed by the author. 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. Only the first 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder; the remaining 490 were reissued... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 121355

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  10. The Lost World.
    First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 86662

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  11. The Lost World.
    First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 109734

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  12. 106897
    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

    Stock Code: 106897

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

    Stock Code: 96819

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  14. The Maracot Deep
    First edition, first impression. The Goldstone copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 47172

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  15. 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... Learn More
    £13,500

    Stock Code: 100365

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  16. 107739
    First complete collected edition, number 324 of 760 sets signed by the author in volume I, of which 750 were for sale and ten for presentation. The Crowborough editionnamed after the Sussex town where Doyle's home, Windlesham, was locatedhas double the number of volumes of the Author's Edition of 1903. Doyle had already... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 107739

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  17. 122686
    First complete collected edition, number 9 of 760 sets signed by the author in volume I, of which 750 were for sale and 10 were for presentation. This set is believed to be one of the ten presentation copies in a deluxe publisher's binding; Doyle signed the sheets for the edition, but his death on 7 July 1930 before its... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 122686

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  18. 123492comp
    Signed limited edition, number 25 of 147 copies signed by the author. This definitive edition of the Sherlock Holmes stories was issued with signed sheets retained by the publisher from the production of the Crowborough Edition, which was published in 1930. Doyle signed the sheets for the edition, but died on 7 July 1930,... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 123492

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