London: George Newnes, July 1901 - July 1902. [Literary Magazine] FIRST APPEARANCE of the famous Sherlock Holmes novel with illustrations by Sidney Paget, many of which are ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS ISSUE. Additionally the Hound plates are larger than those used in the book-form edition. Also contains an interview with Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette plus H.G. Wells' time-travel story 'The New Accelerator' and his 'Story of the Inexperienced Ghost'. In two volumes. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.iv; 804; pp.iv; 724; 120. With many photogravure illustrations and wood engravings. Elegantly bound in half speckled calf over matching cloth sides, top edge gilt. One or two minor marks within, exterior as new. A near fine set in an attractive recent leather binding. Item #52419
Bleiler. Green and Gibson. Harold Locke Bibliography p.15, 51. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. BMC No.261, p62-73 'Collecting The Strand'.
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