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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

The Works.

The Crowborough Edition.

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930 Stock Code: 141246
£13,500.00
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First complete collected edition, number 358 of 760 numbered sets signed by the author in volume I.

The Crowborough editionnamed after the Sussex town where Doyle's home, Windlesham, was locatedhas double the number of volumes of the Author's Edition of 1903. Doyle had already signed sheets for it but his illness and death on 7 July 1930 prevented him seeing final publication of the work, and so it belongs to that select category, the posthumous signed limited edition. The introductions are reprinted from the Author's Edition, and the text is set from the existing editions without any corrections.

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Description

24 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, burgundy morocco labels, centre tool to spines gilt, raised bands, roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Photogravure frontispiece portrait by Pirie MacDonald to Volume I.

Condition

The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set.

Bibliography

Green & Gibson A61.

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