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    Complete Run of All the Sherlock Holmes Stories
    Published in the Strand Magazine

    Arthur Conan Doyle. Complete Run of All Sherlock Holmes Stories in Their Original Strand Magazine Issues. London: George Newnes, 1891-1927.

    "A number of monthly magazines were coming out at that time, notable among which was 'The Strand', then as now under the editorship of Greenhough Smith. Considering these various journals with their disconnected stories it had struck me that a single character running through a series, if it only engaged the attention of the reader, would bind that reader to that particular magazine... Looking round for my central character I felt that Sherlock Holmes, whom I had already handled in two little books, would easily lend himself to a succession of short stories."

    - Arthur Conan Doyle. Memories and Adventures, 1924.

    Seventy-nine issues of the Strand Magazine with the first printed appearance of all fifty-eight Sherlock Holmes stories, including the serialization of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear. The stories themselves are complete, lacking only one illustration from "His Last Bow" in the September 1917 issue.

    Apart from the separate publications of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, this collection represents the complete canon of Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories as published in their original format with the classic artwork of Sidney Paget, Arthur Twidle, Frank Wiles, Howard Elcock, and others.

    Nine of the issues have had their front advertisements removed [August 1904, April 1911, March 1923, March 1925, October 1926, November 1926, January 1927, February 1927, and April 1927], few issues with cuts to the table of contents, some loose or detached covers, few covers missing [including the color front cover from the December 1911 issue], and textblock rippling from water damage to three issues [January 1892, March 1892, and June 1904]. The December 1926 issue is an ex-library copy with ink stamps and dark tape along the spine. Two copies are housed in modern custom printed boxes.

    Covers with varying degrees of edge wear, corner bends, creases, tears, chips, paper losses, staining and soiling, some with pen or pencil marks and previous owner names. Few are age darkened, and some have rusted staples. Most issues with chips or some degree of paper loss to spines; few repaired, often with cellophane tape and tape remnants along spines. Pages with edge wear, few margin tears, minor smudging or soiling, some over-opened or loose pages, few with textblock splits, occasional foxing and minor dampstains, few pen or pencil marks (not in the Holmes stories).

    The Sherlock Holmes pages themselves are in overall very good condition. A very rare complete run of the tales of Sherlock Holmes as they first appeared in the Strand.


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    Issues and Stories:

     

    1891

     

    No. 7 Vol. 2 (July, 1891) A Scandal in Bohemia (10 illustrations by Sidney Paget)

    No. 8 Vol. 2 (August, 1891) The Red-Headed League (10 illustrations by Sidney Paget)

    No. 9 Vol.2 (September, 1891) A Case of Identity (7 illustrations by Sidney Paget)

    No. 10 Vol. 2 (October, 1891) The Boscombe Valley Mystery (10 illustrations by Sidney Paget)

    No. 11 Vol. 2 (November, 1891) The Five Orange Pips (6 illustrations by Sidney Paget)

    No. 12 Vol. 2 (December, 1891) The Man with the Twisted Lip (10 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    1892

     

    No. 13 Vol. 3 (January, 1892) The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 14 Vol. 3 (February, 1892) The Adventure of the Speckled Band (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 15 Vol.3 (March, 1892) The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 16 Vol. 3 (April, 1892) The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 17 Vol. 3 (May, 1892) The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 18 Vol. 3 (June, 1892) The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    No. 24 Vol. 4 (December, 1892) The Adventure of Silver Blaze (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    1893

     

    No. 25 Vol. 5 (January, 1893) The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (8 illust. by Sidney Paget) [one by Phiz?]

    No. 26 Vol. 5 (February, 1893) The Adventure of the Yellow Face (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 27 Vol. 5 (March, 1893) The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk (7 illust by Sidney Paget)

    No. 28 Vol. 5 (April, 1893) The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 29 Vol. 5 (May, 1893) The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (6 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 30 Vol. 5 (June, 1893) The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 31 Vol. 6 (July, 1893) The Adventure of the Crooked Man (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 32 Vol. 6 (August, 1893) The Adventure of the Resident Patient (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 33 Vol. 6 (Sept, 1893) The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 34 Vol. 6 (October, 1893) The Adventure of the Naval Treaty 1/2 (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 35 Vol. 6 (Nov, 1893) The Adventure of the Naval Treaty 2/2 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 36 Vol. 6 (December, 1893) The Adventure of the Final Problem (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

                                                                           

    1901

     

    No. 128 Vol. 22 (August, 1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles 1/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 129 Vol. 22 (Sept., 1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles 2/9 (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 130 Vol. 22 (October, 1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles 3/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 131 Vol. 22 (November, 1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles 4/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 132 Vol. 22 (December, 1901) The Hound of the Baskervilles 5/9 (6 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    1902

     

    No. 133 Vol. 23 (January, 1902) The Hound of the Baskervilles 6/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 134 Vol. 23 (February, 1902) The Hound of the Baskervilles 7/9 (4 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 135 Vol. 23 (March, 1902) The Hound of the Baskervilles 8/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 136 Vol. 23 (April, 1902) The Hound of the Baskervilles 9/9 (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    1903

     

    No. 154 Vol. 26 (October, 1903) The Adventure of the Empty House (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 155 Vol. 26 (Nov, 1903) The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 156 Vol. 26 (December 1903) The Adventure of the Dancing Men (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

     

    1904

     

    No. 157 Vol. 27 (January, 1904) The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 158 Vol. 27 (February, 1904) The Adventure of the Priory School (9 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 159 Vol. 27 (March, 1904) The Adventure of Black Peter (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 160 Vol. 27 (April, 1904) The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (6 illust. by Sidney Paget)*

    No. 161 Vol. 27 (May, 1904) The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 162 Vol. 27 (June, 1904) The Adventure of the Three Students (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 163 Vol. 28 (July, 1904) The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 164 Vol. 28 (August, 1904) The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (7 illust. by Sidney Paget)*

    No. 165 Vol. 28 (Sept., 1904) The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

    No. 168 Vol. 28 (December, 1904) The Adventure of the Second Stain (8 illust. by Sidney Paget)

                                                                           

     1908

     

    No. 213 Vol. 36 (Sept. 1908) A Reminiscence of Mr. Sherlock Holmes 1/2 (4 illust. by Arthur Twidle) - in box

    No. 214 Vol. 36 (October, 1908) A Reminiscence of Mr. Sherlock Holmes 2/2 (6 illust. by Arthur Twidle)

     

    No. 216 Vol. 36 (December, 1908) The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (6 illust. by Arthur Twidle) - color cover.

     

    1910

     

    No. 240 Vol. 40 (December, 1910) The Adventure of the Devil's Foot (7 ill by Gilbert Holiday)

     

     1911

     

    No. 243 Vol. 41 (March, 1911) The Adventure of the Red Circle 1/2 (4 illust. by H. M. Brock and Joseph Simpson)

    No. 244 Vol. 41 (April, 1911) The Adventure of the Red Circle 2/2 (3 illust. by H. M. Brock)

     

    No. (?)  Vol. 42 (December, 1911) The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (5 ill by Alec Ball)

     

    1913

     

    No. 276 Vol. 46 (December 1913) The Adventure of the Dying Detective (4 ill. by Walter Paget)

     

    1914

     

    No. 285 Vol. 48 (September 1914) The Valley of Fear 1/9 (4 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 286 Vol. 48 (October 1914) The Valley of Fear 2/9 (4 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 287 Vol. 48 (November 1914) The Valley of Fear 3/9 (3 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 288 Vol. 48 (December 1914) The Valley of Fear 4/9 (4 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

     

    1915

     

    No. 289 Vol. 49 (January 1915) The Valley of Fear 5/9 (4 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 290 Vol. 49 (February 1915) The Valley of Fear 6/9 (3 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 291 Vol. 49 (March 1915) The Valley of Fear 7/9 (3 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 292 Vol. 49 (April 1915) The Valley of Fear 8/9 (3 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

    No. 293 Vol. 49 (May 1915) The Valley of Fear 9/9 (3 illustrations by Frank Wiles)

     

     

    1917

     

    No. 321 Vol. 54 (September, 1917). His Last Bow (2 of 3 illust. by A. Gilbert)

     

    1921

     

    No. 370 Vol. 62 (October, 1921) The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (3 ill. by A. Gilbert)

     

    1922

     

    No. 374 Vol. 63 (February, 1922) The Problem of Thor Bridge 1/2 (4 ill. by A. Gilbert) -in box

    No. 375 Vol. 63 (March, 1922) The Problem of Thor Bridge 2/2 (3 ill. by A. Gilbert)

     

    1923

     

    No. 387 Vol. 65 (March, 1923) The Adventure of the Creeping Man (5 ill. by Howard Elcock)

     

    1924

     

    No. 397 Vol. 67 (January, 1924) The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (4 ill.by Howard Elcock)

     

    1925

     

    No. 409 Vol. 69 (January 1925) The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (5 ill. by Howard Elcock)

    No. 410 Vol. 69 (Feb 1925) The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 1/2 (5 ill. by Howard Elcock)

    No. 411 Vol. 69 (March 1925) The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 2/2 (3 ill. by Howard Elcock)

     

    1926

     

    No. 430 Vol. 72 (October, 1926) The Adventure of the Three Gables (4 ill. by Howard Elcock)

    No. 431 Vol. 72 (Nov, 1926) The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (5 ill. by Howard Elcock)

    No. 432 Vol. 72 (Dec, 1926) The Adventure of the Lion's Mane (3 ill. by Howard Elcock)

     

    1927

     

    No. 433 Vol. 73 (January, 1927) The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (5 ill. by Frank Wiles)

    No. 434 Vol. 73 (February, 1927) The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (3 ill. by Frank Wiles)

    No. 436 Vol. 73 (April 1927) The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (5 ill. by Frank Wiles)



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