Sherlock Holmes First Editions and Rare Books

 

 

Sherlock Holmes

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The True First Edition.CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Return Of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond MacAuley New York, McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905. [35168]
FIRST EDITION, preceding the British Newnes edition. Octavo. With 13 illustrations throughout the text, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Elegantly hand bound in half black calf with five raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled sides, original pictorial cloth bound in at rear.
A fine copy in attractive recent leather binding.
A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series – ‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ is a good example (which Doyle first called ‘The Adventure of the Worst Man in London’). £350
Green & Gibson

 

The True First Edition.CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Return Of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond MacAuley New York, McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905. [35169]
FIRST EDITION, preceding the British Newnes edition. Octavo. With 13 illustrations throughout the text, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Elegantly hand bound in half deep red calf, extra gilt, with five raised bands, marbled sides, original pictorial cloth bound in at rear.
A fine copy in attractive recent leather binding.
A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series – ‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ is a good example (which Doyle first called ‘The Adventure of the Worst Man in London’). £375
Green & Gibson

DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget. London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. [35584] 

FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher’s blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight. Cloth shows light handling only, a trifle creased to spine; a near fine copy in a tailor made leather-spined, felt-lined clamshell case. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series – ‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ is a good example (which Doyle first called ‘The Adventure of the Worst Man in London’). £2,500
Green & Gibson [A29a]

DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget. London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. [35794]
FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher’s blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight. Cloth shows bumping to spine ends, light edgewear and rubbing. Gilt and cloth darkened to spine. Internally clean, minor spotting. Front inner hinge starting. A very good, strong copy. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series – ‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ is a good example (which Doyle first called ‘The Adventure of the Worst Man in London’). £975
Green & Gibson [A29a]‘It is quite a three-pipe problem’-The Red-Headed League

DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930). The Adventures and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget. London, George Newnes Ltd, 1892 and 1894. [20450]
FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUE ‘Adventures’ as called for. Quartos. 2 Volumes, (I) half-title, title, pp. 317, (II) frontispiece, half -title, title, pp. 279. Bound in publisher’s decorative cloth, both with moderate general wear and soiling, contents shaken, some dulling to gilt, first volume neatly recased, neat bookplate. Some occasional spotting. A very good set. The classic Holmes collection. ‘Adventures’ features the misprint ‘Violent Hunter’ for ‘Violet Hunter’ p. 317 line 23 plus the Street sign on cover is blank. The text error continues through three further printings, but the second and later impressions are corrected to show the ‘Southampton Street’ sign on upper cover. Bibliographer notes first impressions bearing the titled Street sign cover are ‘made up’ copies. £2,250


DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, ‘The Great Illustrators’. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128],[129], (1966).

If you would like any more information or images regarding any book, please send us an email quoting the stock number, which is in the square brackets after the publishing date in each description.

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ok, truth time, if I wanted to be REALLY frivolous, I’d buy something like this.

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