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.
  • Round The Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life.
  • Round The Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life.

Round The Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life.

$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.

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