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Auction Name: 2021 December 9 - 10 Rare Books Signature® Auction

Lot Number: 45235

Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/6241-45235

Arthur Conan Doyle. Three Sherlock Holmes Novels: The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, & The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. New York: George H. Doran, [1914]-1917. First editions, rebound. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Novel. New York: George H. Doran, [1914]. First American edition in book form. Octavo. 320 pages. Seven illustrations, including frontispiece, by Arthur I. Keller. Rebound, red calf decoratively ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands; original red cloth covers, lettered in gilt, bound in. A few light abrasions to boards. Marbled endpapers. Internally generally clean and tight; somewhat foxed but chiefly to front and back of textblock, lightly toned along margins and edges. Near fine.

[Together with]: His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes. London: John Murray, 1917. First edition in book form. Octavo. vii, 305, [6, publisher's ads] pages. Rebound, crushed red morocco ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands; original red cloth cover (upper board only), lettered in gilt, bound in. Minor soiling to spine. Marbled endpapers. Foxed, lightly toned along margins and edges. Very good or better.

[And]: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. London: John Murray, [1927]. First edition in book form. Octavo. 320 pages. Rebound, half maroon calf over maroon cloth, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands. Minor edgewear. Pencil bookseller's notation to front free endpaper recto. Foxed, minor intermittent soiling, somewhat toned along margins and edges, textblock edges rough trimmed with moderate wear and soiling. Very good.

De Waal 505, 584, 573; Gibson and Green A39c, A46, A40. From the Library of Constantine Rossakis

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