First edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's Round the Red Lamp; finely bound in full morocco
Round The Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.$850.00
Item Number: 96163
London: Methuen & Co, 1894.
First edition of the author’s collection of medical detective stories. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within gilt raised bands, morocco spine labels, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase. A very attractive example.
Best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes, Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific writer and touched on a wide range of topics, both fictional and non-fictional. Throughout his career Doyle published over 200 stories and articles including volumes of poetry, historical fiction, mysteries, and adventures. The fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes became immensely popular with his first appearance in a series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891. Additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totaling four novels and 56 short stories. Widely considered a British cultural icon, Sherlock Holmes and his stories have had a profound and lasting effect on mystery writing, with the original tales as well as thousands written by authors other than Conan Doyle being adapted into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over a century.
Other Books by this Author
Finely Bound by Bayntun of The Author's Edition of The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle; One of 1,000 Sets Signed by Him
The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle Including: Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Refugees, Round the Red Lamp, Tragedy of the Korosko, and The White Company.
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1903.
Limited Author’s edition of the complete works of Arthur Conan Doyle, signed by him. Octavos, 12 volumes, bound in full red morocco by Bayntun Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt-turn ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, twenty-four photogravures including frontispieces by Arthur Twidle, Sidney Paget, B. West Clinedinst, and W.B. Wollen. One of 1,000 sets signed by Arthur Conan Doyle, this is number 160. In fine condition. An exceptional set.
"My story is one which you may treasure up in your memories, and tell again to others ": Arthur Conan Doyle's Micah Clarke
Micah Clarke: His Statement As Made To His Three Grandchildren Joseph, Gervas, & Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1894.
Early printing of the author’s third novel, a historical adventure novel set during the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. Octavo, original publisher’s pictorial cloth, engraved frontispiece. In very good condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1903.
Complete final edition of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work on the Boer War, which he revised sixteen times throughout the course of the war. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, all edges uncut, folding maps and advertisements in rear. Signed by the author on the title page, “From Arthur Conan Doyle. Undershaw Aug 18/07.” In very good condition with professional restoration to the title page, rebacked. Uncommon signed.
Bristol & London: J. W. Arrowsmith, 1892.
First edition of Doyle’s Napoleonic era action-adventure novel. Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued, publisher’s advertisements. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case.
“Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson": First Edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Return of Sherlock Holmes
London: George Newnes Ltd, 1905.
First edition of Conan Doyle’s Return of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards by Root & Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece, illustrated by Sidney Paget. In near fine condition.
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1915.
First British edition of the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, frontispiece by Frank Wiles. In very good condition.
"Yes, Psychic power in its various manifestations is found in humble quarters": Arthur Conan Doyle's The Land of the Mist
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1926.
Copyright edition of Conan Doyle’s 1926 novel inspired by the the death of his son, brother, and two nephews in World War I. Small octavo, original publisher’s decorative boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. In near fine condition.
First edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Complete Sherlock Holmes Long Series; in the rare original dust jacket
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Long Stories: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear.
London: John Murray, 1929.
First edition of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Original publisher’s advertisement laid in. Preface by Arthur Conan Doyle. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A sharp example.
London: John Murray, 1917.
First edition of Conan Doyle’s classic collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
"THERE ARE HEROISMS ALL ROUND US": FIRST EDITION OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S THE LOST WORLD: Rare Large Paper Edition
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912.
First edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “robust adventure story,” one of 190 large paper copies. Octavo, original cloth blindstamped with dinosaur footprints, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, pictorial endpapers, with eleven tipped-in plates with tissue guards including frontispiece portrait of Professor Challenger. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
Rare First Edition of Mathematical Collections and Translations, which includes the first translation in English of Galileo's System of the World" (Dialogo)
London: William Leybourn, 1661.
First edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections and Translations. Salusbury compiled and translated important writings by Archimedes, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Tartaglia, Torricelli into English for the first time, greatly influencing the English-speaking world. This volume contains the first English translation of Galileo’s 1632 The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo). Also included is Galileo’s 1615 letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, published in 1636 as Nov-antiqua sanctissimorum patrum et probatorum theologorum doctrina, which asserted the independence of science from religious authority. This short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known today as the Letter to Christina), was only the second work of Galileo’s to be published in England. It preceded the Latin edition, published in London by Thomas Dicas, by two years and remained the only vernacular translation for two centuries. Apart from the two works by Galileo, Salusbury included other translations from Italian and Latin in this volume of his Collections, such as Johannes Kepler’s and Didacus a Stunica’s “Reconcilings of Scripture Texts,” and Foscarinus’ Epistle to Father Fantonus reconciling the Authority of Scripture. Folio, bound in full calf, with 4 engraved plates. Lacking the half-title, contents leaf, fly-title to The System of the World, and the errata leaf found at the end of the first part in some copies. 2 parts in one volume. In very good condition with the contents showing some light browning in the upper margins. First editions are exceptionally rare.
Rare First Edition of Edmond Halley's Astronomical Tables with Precepts both in English and Latin for Computing the Places of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Comets
Astronomical Tables with Precepts both in English and Latin for Computing the Places of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Comets.
London: Printed for William Innys, 1752.
First edition in English of Halley’s classic work. Quarto, bound in contemporary full calf, gilt titles to the spine, gilt embossed stamp of The Society of Writers to the Signet on the front and rear panel, copper-engraved frontispiece portrait. Edited by John Bevis. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear.
"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect": Finely Bound Group of G.K. Chesterton
London and New York: Various Publishers, 1905-1910.
Finely bound group of works by G.K. Chesterton. Octavo, 14 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain. In near fine condition. The books included are Club of Queer Trades, The Defendant, Masters of Literature: Thackeray, Varied Types, Napoleon of Notting Hill, Orthodoxy, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study, Heretics, The Ball and the Cross, English Men of Letters: Robert Browning, What’s Wrong with the Word, The Man Who was Thursday, Tremendous Trifles, and All Things Considered. In near fine condition.
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN; Finely Bound
The Works of Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma).
London: Robert Riviere & Sons, c. 1920.
The works of Jane Austen, all six novels of Austen, bound in five volumes. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated colored frontispieces, half-titles. Contains Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. In near fine condition. A very nice set.