The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902 Stock Code: 132284
First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.
Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun in crimson calf, green and black morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spine gilt, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in matching cloth slipcase.
Frontispiece and 15 monochrome plates by Sidney Paget.
Some minor expert repair to front joint, an excellent copy.
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