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    A[rthur] Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London: George Newnes, Aug. 1901-April 1902. Original monthly serial issue in The Strand Magazine, complete with every number that comprises the novel. Nine volumes. Octavo (9.624 x 6.625 inches; 245 x 165 mm.). Various paginations. Numerous full-page and in-text illustrations; opening Sherlock stories preceded by full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget, with in-text illustrations by him. Publisher's original engraved light blue wrappers, printed in dark blue. Text blocks side-stapled. Housed in custom clamshell, one quarter book-backed bright blue morocco over bright blue cloth; spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Overall a fair amount of wear, chipping and toning to wrappers; most front wrappers with penciled ownership signatures; at least five issues with one or more wrappers reattached or supplied; four issues with one wrappers starting to split from backstrip. September 1901 issue front wrapper present but detached; November 1901 issue backstrip partly repaired, remaining chips beginning to come up; December 1901 issue with supplied front wrap, with all dates and numbering removed; March 1902 issue rebacked with remains of original backstrip laid down, rear wrap remargined at bottom. Normal uneven toning with some foxing and occasional spot- and thumbsoiling scattered throughout interiors; some rumpling from handling and a few faint tidemarks. Wrappers good; very good text blocks. Full checklist of issues available online.

    More Information: 1901 August; Vol. 22, No. 128, pp. 120-132.
    1901 Sept.; Vol. 22, No. 129, pp. 240-254.
    1901 October; Vol. 22, No. 130, pp. 360-373.
    1901 November; Vol. 22, No. 131, pp. 495-506.
    1901 December; Vol. 22, No. 132, pp. 600-612.
    1902 January; Vol. 23, No. 133, pp. 1-15.
    1902 February; Vol. 23, No. 134, pp. 120-130.
    1902 March; Vol. 23, No. 135, pp. 240-252.
    1902 April; Vol. 23, No. 136, pp. 360-372.

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