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The Works. The Works. The Works.
The Works.
DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

The Works....

With Preface and Notes by the Author, and Photogravure Illustration.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York D. Appleton & Company, [1903]

Stock Code: 114703

£4,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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 published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co. John Murray reissued the London edition in 1917, though still marked 1903. The set collects Doyle's stories written between 1891 and 1903. The 13 volumes hold 12 novels and 5 collected series (61 short stories). The English issues omit the 13th volume, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The set has a 1902 copyright in Doyle's name, made possible by the introductory material and those works which had appeared after the new Copyright Act had taken effect, but it was published in September 1903.

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Description

13 volumes, octavo (210 x 140 mm). Original brown half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume, 13 in all.

Condition

Minor wear to boards and edges, an excellent set.

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