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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. 48026
    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
    £3,975

    Stock Code: 48026

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  2. 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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  3. 121822
    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; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs. Learn More
    £6,950

    Stock Code: 121822

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  4. 130318
    First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories, rare in such lovely condition. 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,... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 130318

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  5. The Works.
    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 &... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 114703

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  6. 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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  7. 126265
    First UK edition, first impression. Published 3 June 1915, the last Holmes novel was preceded by the US edition, issued earlier the same year, on 27 February. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 126265

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  8. 130244
    First UK edition, first impression, of the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel. Published on 3 June 1915, the UK edition was preceded by the US edition, which was released on 27 February of the same year. It is, however, far less common, with some 20,000 fewer copies issued in Britain. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 130244

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  9. 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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  10. 127293comp
    First US edition, second printing, signed by the author, "Yours sincerely, Arthur Conan Doyle", on the title page. The 1920s were, for Doyle, "dominated by a world crusade to evangelise for spiritualism" (ODNB); this, Doyle's most important book on Spiritualism, is a comprehensive history of the beginnings of the movement... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 127293

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  11. The Maracot Deep
    First edition, first impression. The Goldstone copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "Four stories: "The Maracot Deep" (short science fiction novel) of the discovery of the ruins of Atlantos, together with some survivors, on the ocean bed); "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed" (two Professor... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 47172

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  12. 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 Author's edition, which misses many of Doyle's most famous Holmes stories. Previous to this edition there was no definitive edition of Doyle's collected works. The Crowborough is the... Learn More
    £13,500

    Stock Code: 100365

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