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    A[rthur]. Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892. First edition, first state with misprint of "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317. Large octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). [iv], 317, [1], [2, blank] pages; intertextual illustrations. Publisher's light blue cloth over boards with beveled edges, spine ruled, tooled, stamped and lettered in gilt and black, front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black with street scene vignette in first state with no text on the street sign; all edges gilt; floral endpapers. [Together with:] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894. First edition, from the library The Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with his 10 Downing Street bookplate. Large octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). [viii], 279, [1, blank] pages; preliminary full-page illustration and intertextual illustrations by Sidney Paget. Publisher's dark blue cloth over boards with beveled edges, spine ruled, tooled, stamped and lettered in gilt and black, front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black with street scene vignette; all edges gilt; floral endpapers. Boards rubbed with light wear to gilt titling, some light soiling or minor bubbling; backstrips faintly dulled, with some wear to gilt; light wear to spine ends and corners; Adventures board edges lightly worn; corners softly bumped. Morocco book label to Memoirs (above Downing Street bookplate), with offsetting opposite, and two small bits of discoloration to page [i] from pieces of tape since removed; occasional light marginal soiling or foxing throughout. A near fine set, housed in a custom clamshell case has a tear. Queen's Quorum 16 (Adventures). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones. From the KoKo Collection.

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