London: George Newnes Ltd., 1892 and 1894. [Detective fiction; short stories] FIRST EDITIONS, earliest issue. Two volumes. Quarto (24 x 17 x 8cm), (I) half-title, title, pp. 317, (II) half-title, frontispiece, title, pp. 279. Elegantly bound in half navy blue oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, fleece-lined cloth slipcase with ribbon pull. A few light marks within otherwise generally clean contents. Binding as new. A fine set in attractive recent leather bindings. 'Adventures' features the misprint 'Violent Hunter' for 'Violet Hunter' p. 317. Item #61680
DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction , , (1966). See also Cooper and Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).
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