Two First Edition Sherlock Holmes Collections

    Arthur Conan Doyle. Two First Editions, including: The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1905. First English edition. Small octavo. [8], 403, [1, publisher's imprint] pages. No ads at rear. Sixteen engraved plates including the frontispiece. Modern blue morocco over blue cloth boards with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Scattered foxing throughout. Page 17-18 loose. A very good copy in a beautiful binding. [and:] The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. London: John Murray, [1927]. First edition. Octavo. 320 pages. Modern binding by Bayntun of turquoise polished leather with gilt titles and decorations on the spine inside five raised bands. Gilt double-fillet borders on boards with decorative gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Joints mildly cracked and worn. Minor edge wear. Light even toning and scattered minor foxing to textblock. A very good copy. Both the third and last Sherlock Holmes collections in one bid.

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