In exquisite condition for its age, this authentic first edition book is the collectible antique book every sleuthing Sherlockian dreams of owning. Written by Scottish-born Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in 1893 with a 1984 publication date, the rare book takes readers back to the bustling streets of London during England’s Victorian era. With Sidney Paget illustrations bringing a collection of 12 Sherlock Holmes stories to life, you'll feel like you're right there alongside Holmes and Watson unraveling and solving mystery after mystery.
You don’t have to be a collector of first edition books to appreciate the old-world craftsmanship of this Sherlock Holmes book. Rare books like this vintage novel exemplify the traditions of periodical literature. Add the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes to your personal collection or give it as a unique gift.
First edition, first impression; 8vo; black-and-white illustrations by Sidney Paget, including frontispiece, scattered light foxing, otherwise unmarked internally, patterned endpapers (front endpaper torn on top right hand corner); publisher's blue cloth, gilt (slight fading on spine) and black text to upper board and spine, Strand Library device on upper board, all edges gilt, extremities rubbed, overall a very good copy; 279pp.
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