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The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget
London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902., 1902. Detective novel. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 359, illustrated. Publisher's gilt decorated cloth. Internally clean; neat ink inscription; bright covers, gentle fading and marking to spine. Text unusually free of foxing but for the end papers and the top of the last couple of pages where there is a minute nick. A near fine copy of this desirable crime classic. Held in a protective red cloth slipcase. The legendary and terrifying mystery in which Holmes and Watson must investigate the menacing devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskervilles ancestral home. 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', an instant classic, has become the definitive and most popular of all Holmes cases and has been filmed no fewer than 18 times, including adaptations starring Basil Rathbone [1939], Peter Cushing [1959], Jeremy Brett [1988] and Richard E.Grant/Ian Hart [2002]. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle [A26.a]. DeWaal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson [87]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119].
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