The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

INSCRIBED BY CONAN DOYLE

DOYLE, Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

George Newnes, 1892.

First edition, in the primary binding with no street name. Quarto. Original pale blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, pale grey patterned endpapers, edges gilt. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Yours ty, A Conan Doyle, March 16 /15". Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. A very good copy indeed with minor wear to the spine ends and edges and light abrading to the gilt panels on the spine. Internally tight with a previous ownership inscription on half-title and a little scattered foxing.

Although Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance some four years earlier in 'A Study in Scarlet', The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes marks the great detective's debut in a short story, the form in which he is best known and which propelled Holmes to the status of detective fiction's most enduring character and his author to literary celebrity.
Inscribed copies are of the utmost scarcity, with only four copies offered at auction in the last 100 years.

Stock ID: 40257

£85,000.00

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