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    A[rthur] Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, Dec. 1892-Dec. 1893. Original monthly serial issue in The Strand Magazine, complete with every story that comprises The Memoirs. Twelve volumes. Octavo (9.625 x 6.625 inches; 245 x 165 mm.). Various paginations. Each issue with frontispiece, numerous in-text and full-page illustrations; Holmes stories with in-text illustrations by Sidney Paget. Publisher's original engraved light blue wrappers, printed in dark blue. Text blocks side-stapled. Housed in custom clamshell, one quarter book-backed bright blue morocco over bright blue cloth; spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Overall mild edge wear, some chipping mostly at ends of backstrips; varied amounts of toning and soiling to wrappers; some soft creasing and scattered soiling. Staples exposed in some parts, most a bit rusty with some offsetting onto versos of wrappers; staple poking through rear wrapper of February 1893 issue. One wrapper starting to split at one end on five issues; December 1893 issue completely lacking rear wrapper. Penciling and purple newsagent's stamps to some front wrappers. Normal uneven toning with some foxing and occasional thumbsoiling scattered throughout interiors. Very good. Final issue in this set opens with "The Adventure of the Final Problem," featuring Paget's full-page "The Death of Sherlock Holmes" illustration. Full checklist of issues available online.

    More Information: 1892 December; Vol. 4, No. 24 - The Adventure of Silver Blaze, pp. 645-660.
    1893 February; Vol. 5, No. 26 - The Adventure of the Yellow Face, pp. 162-172.
    1893 March; Vol. 5, No. 27 - The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk, pp. 281-291.
    1893 April; Vol. 5, No. 28 - The Adventure of the Gloria Scott, pp. 395-406.
    1893 May; Vol. 5, No. 29 - The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, pp. 479-489.
    1893 June; Vol. 5, No. 30 - The Adventure of the Reigate Squire, pp. 601-612.
    1893 July; Vol. 6, No. 31 - The Adventure of the Crooked Man, pp. 22-32.
    1893 August; Vol. 6, No. 32 - The Adventure of the Resident Patient, pp. 128-138.
    1893 Sept; Vol. 6, No. 33 - The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter, pp. 296-307.
    1893 October; Vol. 6, No. 34 - The Adventure of the Naval Treaty 1/2, pp. 392-403.
    1893 Nov; Vol. 6, No. 35 - The Adventure of the Naval Treaty 2/2, pp. 459-468.
    1893 December; Vol. 6, No. 36 - The Adventure of the Final Problem, pp.559-570.

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