The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Illustrations by Sydney Paget.London: George Newnes Ltd, 1892 & 1894 Stock Code: 143055
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; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs.
2 volumes, octavo (226 x 155 mm). Finely bound by Baytnun of Bath in reddish-brown morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, decoration to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With the original covers bound in at the back.
Numerous in-text illustrations by Sydney Paget.
Partial fading to endpapers, ownership inscription to binder's front blanks, faint signature to the top of the half-title of Adventures, minor superficial scratch to front cover of Adventures, overall an excellent copy.
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