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.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.
Item Number: 98462
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.
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.