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SHERLOCK HOLMES [Comprised of] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [With] The Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [with] The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Definitive Text, Corrected and Edited by Edgar W Smith, with an Introduction by Vincent Starrett, and Illustrated with a Selective Collation of the Original Illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1952, . Together 8 volumes. LIMITED EDITION of each set of works number 1258 of 1500 copies. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of illustrations used in the original printings. 8vo, in the publisher's original bindings of designed paper over boards, backed in black cloth, gilt lettered on the spines. Each set of volumes is housed in its original slipcase covered in paper matching that on the bindings and with paper labels on the spines. The binding paper is designed to mimic the wallpaper in Mrs. Hudson's chambers at 221B displaying Holmes' prowess in shooting Victoria Regina in "bullet-pocks" and with Holmes' cameo portrait in black. xxii, (ix),764 ; (x), 765-1222 ; (x), 1223-1777 +(1) pp. The books are quite fine and fresh, monthly Limited Editions Club newsletters laid in, the slipcases with some light rubbing or evidence of shelving to the edges. FIRST OF THE EDITION AND THE LIMITED PRINTING OF THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES. The "Adventures" contains: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, in three volumes. The "Later Adventures" contains: The Return of Sherlock Holmes,The Hound of the Baskervilles, and His Last Bow, also in three volumes. The "Final Adventures" contains: The Valley of Fear and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, in two volumes. The inclusion of illustrations from the original turn-of-the-century editions brings an appeal to this LEC entry that can only be described as ?"Elementary?".
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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