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The Adventures and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget
London: George Newnes Ltd, 1892 and 1894., 1892. FIRST EDITIONS, earliest issue. Detective fiction; short stories. 2 volumes., 4to., (I) half-title, title, pp. 317, (II) half-title, frontispiece, title, pp. 279. Bound in the original publisher's pale and dark blue cloths respectively. All edges gilt. A used set; joints rubbed, shows some general wear, soiling to covers, spine ends worn, paper joints cracked. Remains presentable. 'Adventures' 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. The classic Holmes collection. 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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