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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; [together with] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George Newnes Ltd, 1892 & 1894

Stock Code: 130318

£22,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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, but from the second impression onwards the street sign was corrected to read "Southampton Street". There are no corresponding issue points for Memoirs.

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Description

Together 2 works, quarto. Original pale and dark blue cloth respectively, titles to spines and front covers gilt, pale grey patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a custom dark and light blue quarter morocco solander box.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget.

Condition

Adventures with small newspaper clipping to front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper of Memoirs. Touch of rubbing to extremities, minor foxing to text. A fine set, the cloth exceptionally sharp and bright, with the bindings unusually tight and square.

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