Rare first edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Great Shadow
The Great Shadow.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.$1,800.00
Item Number: 92826
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.
Conan Doyle, who is best known for his novels detailing the life of Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes, also published numerous short stories, nonfiction works, historical novels, short stories, poems and one operetta. Featuring the adventurous Jack Colder, The Great Shadow takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English–Scottish border city called West Inch. The novel describes in vivid detail one soldier’s account of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of the French by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blucher.
Other Books by this Author
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.
"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.
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.
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.
“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: John Murray, 1917.
First edition of Conan Doyle’s classic collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"Perhaps the most widely read golf tutorial ever written": First Edition of Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf; Signed by Legendary golfer Ben Hogan
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1957.
First edition of one of the best-selling golf books of all-time. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Ben Hogan on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.