Lot 44 of 514:
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1st edition  

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Title:
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Maurice Baring's copy
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Place:
London
Publisher:
George Newnes
Date:
1894
Description:

[iv], 279 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings throughout by Sidney Paget. (8vo) original dark blue decorative cloth with bevelled edges, cover lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt and black, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. First Edition.

From the library of Maurice Baring, with his illustrated bookplate, and signature at the top of the half title page.

Maurice Baring OBE was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent. During World War I, Baring served in the Intelligence Corps and Royal Air Force.

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Condition:
Light wear to cloth with rubbing to spine and extremities, area of discoloration to top of front board; hinges cracked, scattered light to moderate foxing; about very good.
 
Item number:
303079
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