London: George Newnes, 1891-1893. Large octavo, with illustrations. 6 volumes. Original magazine parts bound in half-yearly volumes of tan half calf, gilt, with marbled sides and brown morocco title labels, edges speckled red. Some light occasional thumbing and marking within; externally fine. An attractive copy in a robust recent leather binding. Contains the first appearance of all the above mentioned Sherlock Holmes stories, plus 'The Adventure of the Cardboard Box' (vol.5, 1893) which was not published in book form until 'His Last Bow' (1917). Several of these Holmes stories feature far more illustrations (notably by Sidney Paget) than in book form, and in some (such as 'Cardboard Box ') the illustrations are exclusive to 'The Strand'. The set also includes 'Dr Trifulgas', a scientific romance by Jules Verne; (vol 4, 1893). A superb literary magazine. Item #47967
DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. Harold Locke p.13-18. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction ,, [425a], (1966). Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.
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