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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
London: George Newnes. 1892., 1892. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue. Detective fiction; short stories. Quarto, pp.317. Bound in the publisher's pale blue pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, floral-patterned endpapers. No inscriptions, very little spotting, some acceptable wear and rubbing, text block shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters, bookplate of Simonds to pastedown. A reasonably bright copy of the first collection of Holmes mysteries; features the misprint 'Violent Hunter' for 'Violet Hunter' p.317 line 23, plus the earliest Street sign on the cover, whose name is omitted; later impressions bear the 'Southampton Street' wording. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128], [129], (1966). See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).
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