Title: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Publisher: George Newnes, London
Publication Date: 1894
Binding: Morocco by Bayntun
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: FIRST EDITION.
FIRST EDITION of Doyle's second, and arguably greatest, collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, with 90 illustrations by Sidney Paget. In stunning early morocco binding by George Bayntun. Beginning with "The Adventure of Silver Blaze", the eleven-story collection includes such classics as "The Gloria Scott" (Holmes's first case), "The Musgrave Ritual", and "The Greek Interpreter" (with the first appearance of Mycroft Holmes) before concluding with Watson's account of the apparent death of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". The stories were originally printed in issues of the Strand Magazine from 1892-1893 before being collected in book form. The rich crushed morocco binding with gilt ruling and decorations is of the highest quality, with Bayntun's stamp: "Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng." George Bayntun died in 1940 and the firm began using the name "Bayntun-Riviere" in 1939. London: George Newnes, 1894 . Quarto, early (pre-1939) blue crushed morocco by Bayntun, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With original cloth front cover and spine bound in. Superficial split to end of joints (all holding), mild uniform fading to spine. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1648
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