First editions in book form. Two volumes. With 90 illustrations throughout by Sidney Paget. Uniformly bound mid 20th century in full blue calf by Bayntun of Bath. The upper and lower boards with a gilt double fillet border. Five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles in gilt on red and green morocco labels to the spines. Gilt decorated inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Original [first state] cloth bound in at the rear. A very good set, the bindings square and firm with some wear to the spine edges and 'Adventures' with a scuff to the green title label. The contents, with a few foxing spots to the title page of 'Adventures' are otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout, without previous owner's marks.
First editions in book form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Memoirs and Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Comprising 24 stories including several of the consulting detective's most famous cases: "A Scandal In Bohemia", "The Five Orange Pips", "The Man With The Twisted Lip" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", all solved with the assistance of Dr Watson. The second volume includes "The Final Problem" introducing Holmes' arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty; Paget's frontispiece illustration depicting the detective's [author and publisher's commercially disastrous] plunge at the Reichenbach Falls.
Stock code: 22352