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    A[rthur] Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1893. Stated "Second Edition," first state of the misprint, "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 textual 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. Binding worn and soiled, with some occasional amateurish color correction, text with occasional foxing. Previous owner's gift inscription on half-title. Skewed. Fair.

    [Together with:] A[rthur] Conan Doyle. 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. Frontispiece and textual 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. Rebacked, with the original spine laid-down. New front and rear blanks, rear free endpaper missing. Spine toned and worn, boards worn, toned and soiled. Hinges and new front blanks reinforced with later cloth tape. Text and endleaves toned with some edgewear, text foxed. Frontispiece worn, creased, with a repair (with new paper, not affecting image) to the upper margin, recto of frontispiece has a later gift inscription. Fair.

    Queen's Quorum 16 (Adventures); both are Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones.


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