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Headline A good set of the Author’s Edition - Signed and limited
Author DOYLE, Arthur Conan
Title Works [The Author's Edition] Complete in 12 volumes - the White Company signed by the author.
Stock Code 1499
Dates 1903
Published London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Description Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, (this being copy 158), signed by the author (to The White Company). Twelve octavo volumes. Twenty-four photogravures including frontispieces by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2), all with captioned tissue guards. Each volume bound in red cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. Top edge gilt. The White Company; Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and The Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. “The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions...Because of [his] friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher [D. Appleton and Company]...The English issue also has the further attraction of having two illustrations in each volume rather than one”” (Green and Gibson). Green and Gibson A60. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).
Edition First Thus
Condition The binding is in a good condition. Spines are sun faded and there is some bumping to edges. A few of the volumes have small splits / closed tears to the head or tail of the spines, but not too bad. Once book (The Refugees) is in a slightly worse condition, with splitting to the spine edge, and a little loss to the spine edges. The signed limitation page has a touch of edge wear, but the signature is still clean. The rest of the books are clean and tidy, with just the occasional foxing spot. Overall, a decent copy of this desirable set.
Binding Cloth
Price £3000.00

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