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DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 :  THE VALLEY OF FEAR.

DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 : THE VALLEY OF FEAR.

London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1915. First British edition. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novel - Holmes decodes a cipher warning from Moriarty.
Crown 8vo (173 x 116mm). [viii],306,[vi]pp. Frontispiece - a memorable depiction of Holmes by Frank Wiles. Bound, with the preliminary blank and advertisement leaves, in a handsome later twentieth-century full blue morocco, banded and gilt, all edges gilt, by Bayntun (for Henry Sotheran); marbled endpapers; original cloth bound in at rear; spine just a touch sunned; opening leaves washed; a few minor marks, spots and small flaws, but overall a very good copy.

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DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 :  DANGER! AND OTHER STORIES.

DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 : DANGER! AND OTHER STORIES.

London : John Murray, 1918. First edition : in the secondary binding of tan cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Ten short stories, including the title-story, as well as 'The Prisoner's Defence', the science fiction story 'The Horror of the Heights', and a brief excursion 'About Cricket'.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [x],246pp. Original cloth; spine a touch darkened; some minor bruising; a little rubbed at extremities; a few minor marks and spots; outer leaves lightly tanned, but otherwise very good. Crossed through ownership inscription and address on front free endpaper.

£50

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DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 : THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

DOYLE, A. Conan (Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan), 1859-1930 : THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

London : John Murray, (1927). First edition. “I fear that Mr. Sherlock Holmes may become like one of those popular tenors who, having outlived their time, are still tempted to make repeated farewell bows to their indulgent audiences” (from Conan Doyle’s preface) – the last of the Sherlock Holmes books, a dozen final stories including “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client”, “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone”, “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”, etc. Two of the stories are narrated by Holmes himself, rather than Watson.
Crown 8vo (187 x 120mm). 320pp. Bound in an elegant recent full blue morocco, banded and gilt; marbled endpapers; a few very minor signs of use; a few internal spots, but a very good copy, attractively bound.

£400

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