The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
FIRST EDITION of Doyle’s second, and arguably greatest, collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, with 90 illustrations by Sidney Paget.
Book condition: Average condition with blue cloth gilt-titled case and gilt edged pages. Some marks to cover and soil on rear cover. Dulling to spine gilt. Int: General wear & tear some light foxing on a few pages.
Beginning with “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”, the eleven-story collection includes such classics as "The Gloria Scott" (Holmes's first case), "The Musgrave Ritual", and "The Greek Interpreter" (with the first appearance of Mycroft Holmes) before concluding with Watson’s account of the apparent death of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls in “The Adventure of the Final Problem”. The stories were originally printed in issues of the Strand Magazine from 1892-1893 before being collected in book form.
London: George Newnes, Ltd: in average condition with rubbed and marked blue cloth gilt-titled case. Cover rubbed with dulling to spine gilt. Hinges cracked. Soil to rear cover. 1894. First Edition. Illustrated blue/black/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards. 279pp :