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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 (9.125 x 6.25 inches; 232 x 160 mm.). [iv], 317, [1], [2, blank] pages; in-text 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. Large octavo (9.125 x 6.25 inches; 232 x 160 mm.). [viii], 279, [1, blank] pages; preliminary full-page illustration and in-text illustrations. 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. Spines leaning, more so on Adventures; backstrips very faintly dulled; spine ends and board edges worn, particularly at the corners were the boards are exposed; rear board cracked with a long ridge but holding firm; boards lightly rubbed, a little heavier on the rear board of Adventures. Bindings slightly shaken; hinges cracked (reinforced in Adventures, cracked at the half-title and terminal blank); occasional over-opening; upper corner of last four gatherings in Adventures bumped and crimped. About very good. Queen's Quorum 16 (Adventures). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones. From the collection of Bob Terry.

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