The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [And:] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes , 1892.
First edition, first impression of the text with the misprint "Violent Hunter" for "Violet Hunter" on page 317), but second state of binding (with the name on the street sign in The Strand Library device on front cover. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches; 235 x 162 mm). [4], 317, [1, printerís imprint], [2, blank] pp. With 104 illustrations by Sidney Paget in the text.

Original light blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gray flower and leaf endpapers. Front inner hinges cracked but holding. Edges, head and tail of the spine and corners a bit rubbed and bumped. Gilt on spine lightly rubbed. Small old ink signature to front free endpaper. Minor foxing throughout. Overall, very good.

[Together with:]

DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, 1894.

First edition. Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 235 x 160 mm). [6], 279, [1, blank] pp. With ninety illustrations in the text (including frontispiece).

Original dark blue cloth over beveled boards. Front cover and spine blocked and lettered in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Gold feather patterned endpapers. Binding slightly cocked. Edges, head and tail of the spine and corners a bit rubbed and bumped. Gilt on spine a bit rubbed. Inner hinges cracked but holding. Some light offsetting to front endpapers. A bit of light foxing throughout. Overall a very nice copy.

"Rarely has a character so quickly established itself on the popular imagination as did Sherlock Holmes in the latter half of 1891." (Green & Gibson).

Green and Gibson A10a.

HBS # 67914 $3,000