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(Sherlock Holmes) (Sidney PAGET, illus.). (Strand Magazine). [Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE]
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [in] The Strand Magazine. Vols. IV, V, VI. [July 1892 - December 1893.]. [With Illustrations by Sidney Paget.] FIRST APPEARANCE OF 'THE MEMOIRS'
George Newnes, 1892. 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with numerous illustrations in the text, some light and occasional age-spotting to text; original publisher's binding of pictorial blue cloth, upper boards and backstrips blocked and lettered in gilt and black, expertly recased with hand-made endpapers, backstrips mildly faded (but all gilt wholly legible), a very good, bright, clean, firm set. FIRST APPEARANCE OF 'THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES'. The twelve immortal tales comprise: Silver Blaze; The Cardboard Box; The Yellow Face; The Stockbroker's Clerk; The Gloria Scott; The Musgrave Ritual; The Reigate Squires; The Crooked Man; The Resident Patient; The Greek Interpreter; The Naval Treaty; The Final Problem. The Memoirs were collected in book form in December 1893, excepting 'The Cardboard Box' which was not so published until 'His Last Bow' in 1917. Several of Paget's iconic illustrations were omitted from the book version, and those for 'The Cardboard Box' were never reprinted. SCARCE. Green & Gibson, p.73-75.
Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books [United Kingdom]
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