A Superb First Edition in the Publisher's Original Scarlet ClothArthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902.
First edition in book form (first serialized in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902). Octavo. 358 pages. Sixteen plates (including frontispiece) by Sidney Paget.
Publisher's scarlet cloth with decoratively stamped in gilt and black on front and gilt on spine. Gilt is still bright. Modest rubbing and wear to extremities with only minor fading to the spine. Endpapers and page edges have some scattered foxing. A vibrant copy in far superior condition than typically found. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and full leather slipcase. Overall, a much better than very good copy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles "was based on an idea given to [Doyle] by Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who was a nephew of Sir John Robinson and a correspondent for the Daily Express during the Boer War. The two men struck up a friendship when travelling back on the same ship from Cape Town. They spent four days together on a golfing holiday at Cromer in March 1901, and it was then that Robinson mentioned the legend (possibly of the Black Hound of Hergest associated with the Vaughan family of Hergest Court in Herefordshire). Doyle told his mother: "Fletcher Robinson came here with me and we are going to do a small book together The Hound of the Baskervilles-a real creeper"...The serial publication was an unprecedented success. It was the only occasion in the magazine's history that a seventh printing was needed to meet the demand, and the queues at the publisher's offices and throughout the country were extraordinary" (Green and Gibson, pp. 129-130).
Green and Gibson. A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. A26a.
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