The Crowborough Edition.
The Crowborough Edition. Number 345 of 760 sets, signed by Conan Doyle on the limitation page of the first volume. “The Crowborough Edition was intended to be a complete and definitive edition of the author’s works of fiction. [Doyle] was to have revised each book, written new prefaces, and arranged the stories in their final order. Unfortunately he was prevented from doing so by illness and by his other commitments … [The Crowborough Edition] reprints the introductions from the Author’s Edition, but otherwise is set from the existing editions without any corrections” (Green and Gibson A 61). A superb set, rarely found complete with the dust jackets.
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24 volumes, octavo. Original grey cloth-backed brown paper boards, facsimile signature gilt to front covers, white paper title label to spines, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jackets. Photogravure frontispiece portrait in volume I. The occasional minor nick or blemish to jackets. An excellent set.