The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short and Long Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Rare set of both the Short Stories and Long Stories, with dust jackets. Both red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Light browning of the clean contents. Both 8vo.
First edition, second impression of Short Stories printed the same month as the first. With an identical jacket to the first impression, with 7/6 marked on cover and spine. Containing Adventures, Memoirs, Return and Case Book of Sherlock, and Last Bow. Light chipping and a few closed tears to the dust jacket. Small loss on the lettering of the spine.1348 pp.
First edition, first impression Long Stories with maybe a slightly later jacket, as it lacks the 7/6 price on the cover and spine and folds ill fitting. With Study in Scarlet, Sign of Four, Hound of Baskervilles and Valley of Fear. Slight lean to the book. Spotting on the boards and faded spine. Dark mark on the rear board. Stamp on the front free page. Faded spine of the dust jacket. 6cm closed tear on the upper right corner. 639 pp printed on thicker paper than Short Stories so appearing the same width text block.
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