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    Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902.

    First edition. Octavo. 358 pages. Sixteen tipped-in plates illustrated by Sidney Paget. Frontispiece.

    Original full scarlet cloth blocked and titled in black and gilt. Gilt dulled. Slight lean to binding. Hinge cracked lightly at title page. Some rubbing to boards; extremities worn, particularly spine ends and tips of corners. Spine is faded and crinkled. Spine also appears to have been repaired. A couple of the tipped-in plates are loose, and a few protrude slightly past page edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Overall, good condition.

    Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper are two pieces of paper which have been clipped from a handwritten note or letter on Conan Doyle's stationery. The first piece of paper contains Doyle's printed address "Undershaw, / Hindhead, / Haslemere." The second piece of paper reads "Yours very truly / A. Conan Doyle / [and a paraph beneath the signature]." The signature appears to be secretarial.

    Green and Gibson. A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. A26a.

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