The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes: The Later Adventures; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventures (Three Volume Set in Slipcases)

By: DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan (author); SMITH, Edgar W. (editor)

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A handsome 3-volume Heritage Press set, representing the entirety of the series of four novels and five collections of short stories featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. Each volume housed in its own slipcase. With black & white illustrations in all three volumes by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and others (some re-drawn for this edition). --- The text has been corrected and edited by Edgar W. Smith, who sought to provide the essential, original stories, as written by Arthur Conan Doyle. With an introduction by Vincent Starrett and Vol. 3 epilogue by Mr. Smith. Sandglass flyers are not present. --- Each volume with a relief image of Mr. Holmes in black cover oval. Paper-covered boards feature 'VR' pattern in bullet holes, after the cypher of Queen Victoria, (or Victoria Regina); a nod to Holmes's tendency to " . . . sit in an arm chair with his hair-trigger and a hundred Boxer cartridges and proceed to adorn the opposite wall with a patriotic V. R. done in bullet pocks." Spines in black cloth w/gilt-stamped titling; textblock edges stippled in red. Slipcases covered in black paper. --- With sunning to spines of all three volumes, taking the original black to a brownish tone. With some rubbing to cover extremities, else a sound, clean, tightly-bound set. Tears along corners of some slipcases have been repaired with black paper; they retain their structural sturdiness though with some chafing and unrepaired partial tears. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1,777 pages

Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes: The Later Adventures; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventures (Three Volume Set in Slipcases)

Author Name: DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan (author); SMITH, Edgar W. (editor)

Categories: >>Classic Fiction, Literature, >>Illustrated Classics,

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1950, 1952, 1952

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Stock No.: 82441