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  1. 18 volumes, 12mo (17.6 x 11.7 cm); comprising: Tales of the Ring and Camp (1924); Tales of Pirates and Blue Water (1924); Tales of Adventure and Medical Life (1924); The Tragedy of the Korosko (1925); The Adventures of Gerard (1925); Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1928); Return of Sherlock Holmes (1928); The Valley of Fear (1929); The Hound of the Baskervilles (1930); His Last Bow (1930); Micah Clarke, His Statement (1930); The Sign of Four (1931); The White Company (1931); The Refugees (1931); Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1932); Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1933); Rodney Stone (1933); Sir Nigel (1933), toning and offsetting to endpapers of a few volumes, occaisonal spotting to some fore-eges, otherwise internally very bright; uniformly bound in red calf, 'ACD' monograms in gilt to upper covers, top edges red, some minor marks to covers, Tales of Adventure and Medical Life with small loss to head of spine, otherwise a very good set indeed.

    £1,400
  2. First edition, first impression; 8vo; black-and-white illustrations by Sidney Paget, including frontispiece, scattered light foxing, otherwise unmarked internally, patterned endpapers; publisher's blue cloth, gilt and black text to upper board and spine, Strand Library device on upper board, all edges gilt, extremities rubbed, hinges cracked but holding, overall a very good copy; 279pp.

    £2,250
  3. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece by John Everett Millais, 4pp. advertisements; small nick and corner crease to bottom edge of p. 7, very occasional mild soiling, mostly to preliminary and terminal pages; publisher's blue cloth, hinges and spine (darkened) professionally restored, a few, mild spots to endpapers, otherwise a good copy in all.

    £450
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's device to title, 40pp. publisher's catalogue dated 'February 1907' at end, some foxing mostly confined to extremities; publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt & black, spine lettered in gilt, a very good copy; and a variant (reissueý) binding of the same.

    £450
  5. First edition; 8vo; xylographic device, initials, head- & tail-pieces, 2pp. advertisements, small later ownership label to verso of title, some foxing to early pages and occasionally elsewhere; publisher's pale blue upper wrapper, lacking spine (replaced in plain paper) [ý]and lower wrapper; housed in later card chemise and cloth slip-case.

    £950
  6. First edition in English; 8vo; 10 engraved plates by P.Habelmann, some minor offsetting and very occasional spotting, but overall internally very good; contemporary half sheep, rebacked with later cloth, edge wear; 291pp.; 10 plates.

    £480
  7. First edition, first impression; 3 vols, 8vo; a few leaves in vols I & III with some marginal tears and chips from careless opening, vol .III title browned but overall internally very good; publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth, lettered in gilt to spines, a little minor rubbing to extremities but overall a very good, sharp set.

    £1,350
  8. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece, illustrations, including full-page, by R. Caton Woodville and Fred Barnard, 10pp. advertisements, spotting to terminal ff., otherwise internally very good; publisher's teal cloth blocked in gilt & silver, bevelled edges, slight rubbing to extremities but overall a very good copy.

    £375
  9. First edition, first printing; 8vo; 7pp. advertisements; publisher's green cloth with swirling pattern containing a key blocked in black and gilt lettering, minor rubbing and bumping to corners but overall very good.

    £195
 

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