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    A[rthur] Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892. First edition, first state with misprint of "Violent Hunter" on page 317. Large octavo. [4], 317, [1, printer's imprint], [2, blank] pages. In-text illustrations by Sidney Paget throughout. Publisher's light blue cloth over beveled boards, spine and front stamped in gilt and black, front with Strand Library stamp in its first state, lacking street name; all text block edges trimmed and gilt; floral endpapers. Soiling and edge wear to the boards; hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Very good.

    [Together with:] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894. First edition. Octavo. [4], [1]-279, [1, blank] pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Publisher's dark blue cloth over beveled boards, spine and front stamped in gilt and black; all text block edges trimmed and gilt; floral endpapers. Cloth rubbed and soiled, with wear most pronounced at spine ends and along joints and board edges; light spotting throughout, the gutter between two gatherings is cracked but holding well. Good.


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