Author's Edition Signed by Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle. The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. London: John Murray, 1903 [i.e. 1917].
Author's edition. Number 813 of 1,000 limited edition sets, signed by Doyle on the limitation page. Twelve octavo volumes.
Bound by Stikeman & Co. in full crimson leather with decorative gilt stamping and titles. Spines somewhat darkened, worn and flaking along the folds. Corners lightly rubbed. Edges dusty. Spine perished and boards detached on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Half of bottom compartment of The White Company missing, and front free endpaper partially detached. Small portion of spine head missing on Tragedy of the Korosko and The Green Flag. Small abrasion to spine of The Great Shadow. Front board of A Study in Scarlet almost completely detached. Textblock clean. A very good set of Doyle's works, at least what he had published to 1903.
"510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder and Company. The remaining 490 quires were passed to John Murray when the company was sold; they were reissued with new title-pages dated 1903 in and after 1917" (Green and Gibson).
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