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.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.$800.00
Item Number: 95824
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.
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.