Lot 18: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1st book ed.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Doyle, A. Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Lon: George Newnes, 1892. 1st edition in book form. 1st state of text (...Miss Violent Hunter in 5th to last line of last text page, later ..Miss Violet Hunter ). 1st state of front cover: In The Strand Library logo, the rectangle that appears just above the midpoint of the left edge does not have a street name. 1st state of eps (gray floral design, with the endpapers dimensions consistent with the text leaves). Green and Gibson A10a (pp52, 60). Sadleir 739. Hubin p122. Illustrated by Sidney Paget (monogram on most illustrations but not on title page). , 317, , blank  pp. 8vo. Reset within original binding, retaining original blue dec cloth, floral endpapers, and gilt edges. Cloth stained and washed (minor shelfwear at extremities), text foxed. 2.6 Lb.