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DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

Stock Code
102309
London, George Newnes, Ltd., 1905
£2,750

The first collected edition of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories that were originally published serially in the Strand Magazine in the UK and Collier's in the US. The collection commences with Holmes' return to London after being presumed killed at the Reichenbach Falls, and explains the period from 1891–94, or 'The Great Hiatus' as it is known amongst Sherlock devotees. The last story in the work features Watson's statement that Holmes has retired and forbade him to publish any more stories.

Increasingly hard to find in such good condition, with both the gilt and the blue of the cloth relatively bright and untravelled.

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Description

First English edition, first impression; 8vo; 16 plates by Sidney Paget, 4pp. advertisements, scattered foxing, mostly light, but internally very good, neat contemporary owner's name to front pastedown; original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt, slight creasing to spine, slightly rubbed at corners and spine-ends, but overall a very good example.

Bibliography

Green & Gibson A29a.

Stock ID:102309

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