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Lot 88: DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Together, 2 volumes. Half-titles and numerous illustrations by Sidney Paget. Final blank leaf in first title, frontispiece lacking from second. Large 8vo, original light and dark blue cloth, respectively, beveled boards, all edges gilt, Adventures with spine dulled somewhat, few surface imperfections, ownership signature to half-title; Memoirs with light rubbing to spine gilt and tips, ownership inscription to front flyleaf; cloth slipcase. London: George Newnes, 1892; 1894
Notes: first editions, first issues, the first title with the street sign blank on the front cover, and first state uncorrected text with "cucaine" for "cocaine" on page 133, and the misprint Miss "Violent" Hunter on page 317. De Waal 529; 596; Green and Gibson, A10a; A14a. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones.