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  1. First editions; 2 vols, large 8vo; first title in first issue state with blank street sign to vignette of upper board, all edges gilt, both volumes illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget; publisher's light blue and dark blue cloth gilt respectively, spines very lightly rolled, gilt to spines a little rubbed but a distinctly superior set of the definitional volumes of Holmseian short stories.

    £12,500
  2. First edition, first impression; 8vo; frontispiece and 7 plates, tissue guard at frontispiece; publisher's dark blue cloth titles to upper board in white, device to upper board and titles to spine gilt. Minor repair to gutter of the frontispiece, a little shaken, one plate reinserted. A decent copy nonetheless.

    £750
  3. 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
  4. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece and 9 plates, 5 illustrations, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, blind-stamped 'presentation copy' on title, some foxing, tape burns to free endpapers, small contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper; publisher's brown pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, a very good copy, with facsimile dust-jacket.

    £650
  5. First edition, first impression; 8vo; 16pp. advertisements, small paper flaw to margin of front free endpaper, small stain to tip of the final few leaves, small blindstamp to front free endpaper; publisher's yellow cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in blue and black, a little rubbed and marked, spine slightly browned, small stain to lower fore-corner of lower cover, but a very good copy of a very pretty book.

    £180
  6. First edition; small 8vo; some minor toning and thumb-marking, text-block trimmed; rebound in later red morocco-backed cloth.

    £950
  7. 3 vols, first edition; 8vo; splitting to a few endpapers, each front free endpaper with contemporary ownership inscription; publisher's green cloth blocked in black wit gilt letting to spines, some minor bumping, a few minor marks upper cover of vol.II, overall very good.

    £750
  8. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece and illustrations by Gordon Browne, minor spotting to endpapers; publisher's pictorial cloth, a very good copy.

    £175
  9. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece and vignette illustrations by Gordon Browne, stain to p.81, some splitting at gatherings, but overall internally very good; publisher's dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front decoratively stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, some minor rolling and rubbing to spine, light rubbing, overall very good.

    £320
  10. First edition, first impression; 8vo; plates, endpapers slightly browned, some spotting; publisher's black cloth upper board and spine ruled in blind with inset colour illustration, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt, a very good copy.

    £120
 

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