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The Hound Of the Baskervilles

By Doyle, Arthur Conan




Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.


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The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London, George Newnes, Limited, 1902., 1902. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and 15 full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth stamped in gilt with elaborate floral design and pictorial hound in black, signed A.G.J. (a bit of foxing to endpapers, but no foxing in the text). Very good-fine. 359 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase with folding chemise. A scarce book in the original cloth. Green & Gibson A26a. Remnant of small bookseller's label on the rear pastedown.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$11,000.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated, front cover gilt lettered and decorated and with hound in black silhouette. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase. Frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, boards gently bowed, tips a little rubbed, hinges cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.

$5,919.75


The Hound of the Baskervilles (First UK Edition)

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, 1902. First UK Edition in hardcover (and correct first). The best-known of the Sherlock Holmes novels, originally serialized in "The Strand Magazine," this being the first edition in book form. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase that matches the book. Easily Near Fine, completely unrestored. A bright, clean copy with all front board and spine gilt decorations intact and especially sharp. A lovely copy. Green and Gibson A26.a.

$5,750.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London, George Newnes, 1902., 1902. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 359. Publisher's red cloth with black and gilt pictorial upper, gilt spine. Internally superbly clean with minimal foxing (often much heavier). Edges bright and clean. Cloth is unusually bright, with just a little fading to spine and slight bumping to head of spine. Very good indeed. A most superior copy of the classic detective novel. Scarce in such condition. 'Holmes is at his very best, and it is a highly dramatic idea.'- Doyle, to his mother, 2 April 1902 Green & Gibson [A26a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction.

$4,499.01

The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt, triple rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Black and white frontispiece and 15 plates. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression (with "you" for "your" p.13 l.3).

$3,157.20

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, 1902 359pp with sixteen black & white plates by Sidney Paget. True first edition with misprint on p.13. Original red pictorial cloth, titles and decoration in gilt and black to spine and front board. Very bright condition and no fading to spine. Faded mug ring on front. Corners sharp and only very slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown and small cover stain at top of same page. No foxing internally. Overall in remarkably good condition.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3,141.41


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath, in red full calf, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with blue and green morocco title label, sides bordered with double gilt rule, gilt-rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the original cloth sides and spine bound in at the rear. Black and white frontispiece and 15 plates. Very minor rubbing to extremities, very clean and fresh internally, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression (with "you" for "your" p.13 l.3). A very attractively bound copy, with the original cloth sides and spine bound in at the rear.

$2,959.88

The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London, George Newnes, 1902., 1902. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp.359. Publisher's red cloth with black and gilt pictorial upper, gilt spine. Internally clean but for some colour bleed to the very foot of final leaves, edges toned, neat owner name to pastedown. The binding is lightly used and shelfworn but otherwise clean and presentable. A decent example of the classic detective novel. Green & Gibson [A26a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction.

$2,762.55

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, 1902. First Edition, First Issue . Decorated Cloth. Good/None Issued. 8vo. A respectable copy of this clasic work with the following flaws: A three inch tear at bottom spine edge, outer lower cover tip wear, W.H. Smith Lending Library bookplate to inner front cover, modern bookplate to front end page, some loosening of binding at rear, but well attached. All illustrations are present, book is remarkably free of foxing, frontispiece and fifteen other full page illustrations are all present.

$2,500.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, 1902.. First edition, 8vo, (viii), 358, (2) pp. Frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Contemporary inscription to paste down, armorial bookplate and a faint blind stamp to fly leaf, later inscription to fly leaf verso. Original gilt and black decorated red cloth, spine slightly faded with rubbing to extremities, a couple of small marks to the fore edge. Green & Gibson A26a.

$2,367.90


The Hound of The Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, 1902 Illustrated by Sidney Paget. First edition, first printing. Publisher's decorative red cloth binding designed by Alfred Garth Jones, with poster-style hound illustration in black and gilt to the front board, Art Nouveau decorative tooling to the front board and spine, lettered in gilt. Very good or better, with some light rubbing to the extremities, some soiling to the spine and boards, bright gilt, spine slightly tender, some light spotting to the page edges and endpapers, bookseller's embossed stamp to the front free endpaper, a few scattered spots to the otherwise clean pages. Green and Gibson A26a. Originally published serially in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles is Doyle's third novel to feature his detective character Sherlock Holmes. Like his previous two Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles is illustrated with black and white illustrations by Sidney Paget. The author had intended his second Holmes novel, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), which concludes with "The Final Problem," a story that ends with Holmes falling to his death at the Reichenbach Falls after fighting with his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty, to be the final appearance of Sherlock Holmes. After much public demand, Doyle revived his character with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the most popular of the Holmes canon, which purports to be an episode earlier in the detective's career, chronologically prior to "The Final Problem." The story tells of a murder mystery at the Baskerville Hall country house that involves the Baskerville family's superstition surrounding a hellhound myth. The plot was largely inspired by Doyle's golfing holiday at Cromer in Norfolk in the spring of 1901, where he spent time with a young journalist friend named Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who told Doyle a legend about a haunting ghost hound in the moors of Dartmoor. The success of The Hound of the Baskervilles directly contributed to Doyle's resurrection of Holmes in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, in which Doyle explains how the master detective survived such an enormous fall. Alfred Garth Jones (1872-1955) was an English artist, illustrator, and book designer. Known primarily for his woodcuts, pen and ink line drawings, and watercolors, Jones' style is hallmarked by his bold, thick lines and his Art Nouveau aesthetic. Trained in both Manchester and Paris, Jones created many types of book art, including illustrations, bookplates, binding designs, and page decorations.. Illus. by Paget, Sidney; Jones, Alfred Garth. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$2,000.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles - Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited, 1902. [8], 360pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, author label to fourth, all framed with gilt double fillet, covers bordered with gilt single fillet, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Externally very good indeed, internally some slight colour bleed to half-title, occasional light foxing, but generally clean. The plate at page 76 is slightly grubby to foot and slightly worn to fore-edge, the plate at page 204 is grubby to edges with slight colour bleed to fore-edge. Now housed in a cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, which replicates the design by Alfred Garth Jones found on the original cloth binding. The first edition with the misprint on page 13 line 3 'you' for 'your'. Green and Gibson A26a. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Paget, Sidney. 8vo.

$1,973.25


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes. 1902., 1902. First Edition. Octavo, pp. 359. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and front, with a black stylised hound to front. Complete with the required sixteen plates. Neatly re-cased with some professional repair to the spine and inner joints, some spotting to prelims and to edges of the text block.

$1,539.14


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

New York: McClure, 1903. First. hardcover. fine. Paget. 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. 8vo, beautifully rebound in scarlet morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine, t.e.g. New York: McClure, 1903. First American Edition. Fine.

$1,500.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles - another adventure of Sherlock Holmes

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Smith, Elder and Co, London., 1908. New, i.e. second, edition. Octavo. pp [x], 359. Frontispiece by Sidney Paget.Spine a bit faded and rubbed. Hinges starting but tight. Very good.

$1,183.95

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited,. 1902. original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth rubbed at edges, re-cased, fraying to fore and bottom edges and. closed tear in plate facing page 118, a good copy. (#151558). First edition. 25,000 copies printed. Green and Gibson A26a. Wolff 1907.

$1,000.00

Hound of the Baskervilles, The

Doyle, Arthur Conan

IndyPublish. Hardcover. 1404309721 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

$856.07


The Hound of the Baskervilles (Tabard Inn Library)

Doyle, Arthur Conan

New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Tabard Inn Library issue. First American edition, Brunton's state 4.1. (Integral title page with no statement of "Illustrated." States "Published March, 1902, R" on copyright page; no "1" on pg. 27.) Maroon cloth with gilt lettering, boards ruled blind, spine ruled in gilt. Good condition. Text free of markings. Former owner's stamp on front end paper, no other marks or indicators of ex-library status (not that Tabard Inn Library copies would have typical markings). Bumped corners and frayed tips, fraying to cloth at foot, spine lettering rubbed, ruling most rubbed off. Foxing to endpapers and some spots of foxing and staining throughout text. Light dampstain to bottom margins of first three pages (see second-to-last photo above). Back hinge loose, starting to split. Spine leans a bit. A solid but well-worn copy. Most copies of the first American edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles are bound in a pinkish-red cloth with white lettering, but this one is apparently one of a few copies in the Tabard Inn Library binding of maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Slightly smaller than the trade edition. The Tabard Inn Library was a membership library that placed books in hotels and other business for customers to read.

$650.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan; illustrated by Jason Powers; afterword by Robert Dean

Denver:: Micawber Fine Editions,, 1999.. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Large octavo, about 9.5 inches tall, in brown cloth stamped in gilt with inlaid illustration and title on cover. 201 pages plus a 16 page afterword: i-(xvi). LIMITED EDITION, #7 OF 150 COPIES (PLUS 10 COPIES HORS COMMERCE), SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR AND AUTHOR OF THE AFTERWORD. Illustrated by a frontis and nine color plates. A wonderful fine press production of the most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories. This includes an extra suite of plates housed in a folder fronted by the frontis illustration signed by the illustrator . Included is the publisher's custom clamshell box that includes a slot for the suite of plates that can be viewed through beveled opening, and the spine title on an inlaid brass plate. The box has the stamp of the the maker on the inside spine. The clamshell box is ever so lightly rubbed but the book and suite of plates are flawless.

$454.50


The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930)

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1902., 1902. Called 'A Special Limited Edition', using Fourth Impression sheets. Octavo, pp.249; [1], advertisement. Handsomely bound in full black oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, publisher's cloth cover bound in at rear, marbled endpapers endpapers. A fine copy of this unusual edition, produced by Grosset and Dunlap using the stereo plates from the original publisher McClure. The legendary and terrifying mystery in which Holmes and Watson must investigate the menacing devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville ancestral home.

$394.65