Search results for: 'DOYLE, Arthur Conan'
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
London : 1892First edition, first issue, of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, inscribed by the author on the title page: "Yours truly A. Conan Doyle March 16/15". Signed first editions are a great rarity in commerce, and are noticeably absent from most of the great collections of detective fiction and English literature.
In 1915 Doyle embarked... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 137488
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet.
London : 1888 First edition in book form of Conan Doyle's first book, marking the first separate publication of any Sherlock Holmes story, preceded only by the story's appearance in Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887. This copy is the second impression of the first edition, with the first and final signatures reset (distinguished by the mis-spelling "youuger" on p. v),... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 137971
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
London : 1903Signed limited edition, number 217 of 1,000 sets signed by the author. The set collects Doyle's stories written between 1891 and 1903.
The Author's Edition was a joint publication, consisting of 12 volumes (omitting The Hound of the Baskervilles) published in the UK by Smith, Elder & Co. and 13 volumes published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co.... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 141692
DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. The Lost World.
London : First edition in book form, first impression, of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel, following its serialization in the Strand Magazine earlier that year. "His sense of the glory and nonsense of scientific advance found happy resolution in The Lost World (1912), where academic vendetta at its most ludicrous continually punctuates... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138994
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Valley of Fear.
London : 1915First 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£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130244
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1914.
London : 1916-9Volume I, third edition - more correctly impression, same year as the first - the rest first editions. Doyle had aspirations to write the official history of the campaign, and a was disappointed to be passed over; "The six-volume history was one of the author's most ambitious works and one which he felt he never received the credit it deserved: 'I would... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 137665
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 650. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 141237
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
London : 1892 & 1894First 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; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 143055
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Maracot Deep
London : 1929First 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 Atlantis, together with some survivors, on the ocean bed); "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed" (two Professor Challenger science fiction... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 47172
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Long Stories;
London : 1931–32–37–39A handsomely bound set of the Sherlock Holmes stories together with the author's historical fiction. Mixed editions: both volumes of The Historical Romances are first editions while the Sherlock Holmes Stories are reprints. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140849
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); Princess Mary's Gift Book.
London : 1914First trade edition, first impression. This work contains a collection of children's stories by the leading authors of the day, such as J. M. Barrie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling, along with illustrations from well-known artists such as Arthur Rackham. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 113119
ASHTON-WOLFE, H. Crimes of Love and Hate.
Boston & New York : 1928Early edition with the title page headed "The Riverside Library". A collection of eight true crime cases, including the murder of Don Ramon Valdez y Cazal, Orsini the croupier, Latouche the Apache, two chapters on Hanoi Shan (a possible model for Fu Manchu), and Mata Hari. Harry Ashton-Wolfe (1861-1959) is described by Andrew Lycett, in his biography... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 113406
ASHTON-WOLFE, H. The Underworld:
London : First edition, first impression. Nine true crimes stories described by the Daily Graphic (and trumpeted proudly on the front of the jacket) as "staggering secrets of the sleuth-hound". Harry Ashton-Wolfe (1861-1959) is described by Andrew Lycett, in his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as "one of Conan Doyle's more colourful friends in the criminological... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 113408
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Under the Exclusive Management of James B. Pond, "The Pond Bureau".
New York : c.1924]Promotional brochure advertising Charlotte Perkins Gilman's next projected US lecture tour, offering single lectures or courses on her many areas of expertise (listed as ethics, economics, education, the woman question, the child, and general subjects), outlining a series of suggested course structures, and concluding with press commentary on her various... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 139355
SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.
New York : 1900First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his lecture manager on the front free endpaper, "Major J. B. Pond, yours truly Joshua Slocum, The Spray, New York, April 27th 1900", with Pond's bookplate to the front pastedown. Pond (1838-1903) was a civil war veteran and highly successful manager who also promoted Mark Twain,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 133645
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord; JONES, Alred Garth (illus.) In Memoriam.
London : 1901First edition illustrated by Jones, signed limited issue, number 93 of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the illustrator, and printed on "O.W." paper. Alfred Garth Jones, was a popular illustrator known in France and the US as much as in the UK whose work was used in several notable publications, including works by H.G. Wells, John Milton and Arthur... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117156
WORLD WAR I. Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.
Dumfries : 1918First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 79783
[LANG, Herbert Gordon.] The "Walking-Stick" Method of Self-Defence.
London : First edition of this idiosyncratic stick-fighting handbook combining the "canne" method of Swiss master Pierre Vigny (referred to by Lang as "Vigui") with the "bois" method widespread in the West Indies. The author, a police superintendent in Kathiawar, was born in Grenada in 1887, and possibly came into contact with canne in London, where Vigny taught... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 117850
PHOTOPLAYS. Photoplay Collection.
London, New York, etc : c.1910-50An excellent photoplay collection from the early decades of cinema, with the scarce and sensational illustrated dust jackets. 64 volumes are from the Readers Library series, published in London, 38 are from New York's Grosset & Dunlap (these notably illustrated with photographic film stills), and the remainder are from various other publishers. The... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 120921