Lot 800: Doyle (Arthur Conan). The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1st edition, George Newnes, 1892, & The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1st edition, George Newnes, 1894, uncoloured illustrations by Sidney Paget, occasional minor marks, upper inner hinge of the first volume partly cracked, and with contemporary ownership inscription to front endpaper 'Louise Symonds 23rd June 1893 from Frank', and contemporary owner's presentation inscription to half title of second work, 'William Froggitt. With love from Joe & Nellie, Xmas 1893', all edges gilt, both original cloth gilt, the first volume rubbed and a little soiled, second volume lightly rubbed, 8vo. Green & Gibson A10a. The first issue of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes without the words Southampton Street are on the front cover street sign. (2)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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