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  1. 7 vols, 8vo (200 x 140 mm); engraved frontispiece and vignette title to each volume and a further three illustrations to the first six volumes and a further 6 in the last volume; late twentieth century half brown morocco over marbled boards, with matching endpapers and edges, very minor wear, otherwise a clean, fine and handsome set.

    £1,800
  2. First illustrated edition, first issue (advertisements dated 1895); 8vo; pictorial half-title, title-page, illustrations and decorations throughout by Charles Robinson,aa few random spots but unusually clean; publisher's dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, gilt edges, bumped and nicked on corners and spine-ends, a few minor mark but otherwise very good.

    £250
  3. [Text in Greek] First edition, 9 parts in one vol, 4to; title and praefatio in Latin, half-title, index, scattered light foxing; contemporary red morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt stamps to boards, all edges gilt, a fine copy; [6], 1073, [3]pp.

    £375
  4. 17 vols in 13, 4to (250 x 190 mm); wood-engraved plates and illustrations by Barnard, 'Phiz' and others, historiated capital to the first word of each chapter, occasional foxing but in the main confined to some preliminary and terminal leaves and then mostly to some endpapers, in the main, clean and bright; near-contemporary half calf, gilt panelled spines with red and brown morocco labels, very minor rubbing, otherwise near-fine.

    £2,500
  5. First edition, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo; half titles to both volumes, as called for, 2 pp. publisher's ads at the end of Vol. I, 16 pp publisher's catalogue at end of vol. II correctly dated June 1857, Wesley's bookbinder's label to rear paste down of the first volume, all primary issue points; publisher's purple cloth, elaborately tooled in blind to all boards, titles to spines gilt, cream coated endpapers, hinges just a little tender, spines inevitably somewhat faded but a stunning copy, entirely unsophisticated condition and a qenuine rarity thus; housed in an early twentieth century red cloth, solander box

    £7,500
  6. First edition, 2 volumes, first title in first issue state with blank street sign to vignette of upper board. Large 8vo, 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 perhaps a little rubbed BUT a distinctly superior set of the definitional volumes of Holmseian short stories.

    £12,500
  7. 30 volumes (complete); 8vo; variously illustrated in black & white by George Cruikshank, G. Cattermole, Robert Seymour and 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne) and others, varying degrees of foxing to most of the preliminary and terminal pages, occasional spotting elsewhere but in the main, bright; contemporary half calf over cockerel paper covered boards, matching endpapers and all edges similarly marbled, spines with very fine gilt, rubbed at extremities, minor abrasions to some edges, otherwise a very good, original set.

    £2,750
  8. 12 vols, sml. 8vo (180 x 120 mm); engraved vignette title-pages in red and black, illustrated frontispiece and plates in all by various artists, a few spots to lower margin of frontispiece in vol. vii, otherwise near fine; near-contemporary half-leather binding with raised bands and floral gilt designs to spine, marbled boards and matching endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, as published, spines uniformly faded, a little rubbed and bumped at extremities, otherwise very good.

    £1,900
  9. Small 8vo (160 x 110); engraved vignette title-page by Stopford A. Brooke; near-cotemporary full green morocco, inlaid with red carnations to covers, gilt-panelled dentelles, lined in ivory moire, all edges gilt, small, light stain to lower, outer corner of front free lining, with offsetting to following page, otherwise a most handsome volumes and internally fine.

    £275
  10. One volume edition, later issue. Contemporary half green calf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, tan endpapers. Early gift inscription to first blank leaf, with a further neat ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, tips a little rubbed. Very nice.

    £150
 

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