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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. Numerous in-text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Publisher's light blue cloth over boards with beveled edges; spine stamped in gilt and black; front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black with street scene vignette in later state with text in street sign. All edges trimmed and 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] pages. Preliminary full-page and in-text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Publisher's dark blue cloth over boards with beveled edges; spine stamped in gilt and black; front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black with street scene vignette. All edges trimmed and gilt. Decorative endpapers. Mild wear to edges, joints, spine ends and corners; isolated spots of soiling; some slight bumping; rubbing to cloth with some loss of gilt and black stamping on Adventures; Memoirs with some barely perceptible darkening, loss of gilt at backstrip. A touch of gilt loss to the page edges. Hinges cracked with some exposure of cloth; occasional scattered foxing, spot soiling throughout interior, most noticeable at extreme edges of pages; bookplate in Memoirs. Very good overall. Queen's Quorum 16 (Adventures); Haycraft Queen Cornerstones.

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