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Doyle, A. Conan; Paget, Sidney (Illustrations)
The Hound of the Baskervilles; Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Paget, Sidney. First printing, duodecimo size, 367 pp. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson via "A Study in Scarlet" which was published to "enthusiastic review". More stories would follow, and although Doyle "most wanted to be remembered as a champion of spiritualism and as a historical novelist, it is Sherlock Holmes who has continued to capture the imagination of the public." "The Hound of the Baskervilles" allowed Doyle to offer the public another Sherlock Holmes story after the apparent fall to his death with Professor Moriarity down the Reichenbach Falls by placing the story in a setting before the supposed death. It remains a favourite with Holmes fans' to this day; in 1999, it was listed as the top Sherlock Holmes' novel by Sherlockian scholars and has been adapted almost countless times on the stage and screen.The illustrations are by Sidney Edward Paget (1860-1908) who was best know for his work with the Sherlock Holmes stories published in The Strand Magazine; between the years 1891 and 1904 Paget provided 356 illustrations for thirty-eight Sherlock Holmes stories.___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's decorated trade binding signed by "A.G.J." (Alfred Gareth Jones) with a depiction in black and gilt of a hound against a moon upon a hilltop, the illustration surrounded by a gilt floral design, gilt lettering on both the front and spine, the spine with gilt decorations, a total of sixteen monochrome illustrations by Sidney Paget tippe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books [United States]
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