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The Hound Of the Baskervilles

By Doyle, Arthur Conan


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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.

  • Published: 1902
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs
$11,000.00

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. An unusually fine copy, with only a hint of wear to the extremities, spine almost completely unfaded, bright gilt, a hint of spotting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A bright and striking unsophisticated copy. 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 cannon, 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 a British 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. Fine.

  • Published: 1902
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
$8,000.00

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.

  • Published: 1902
Sold by: Royal Books, Inc.
$5,750.00

Hound of the Baskervilles, The

DOYLE, Arthur Conan |

1902. first edition. A Fine First “Hound” in Original ClothDOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902.First edition in book form (first serialized in the Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902). Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 122 mm.). [8], 358, [1], [1, blank] pp. With sixteen plates (including frontispiece) by Sidney Paget.Original scarlet cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black (in a design by Alfred Garth Jones) and lettered in gilt on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, minor blistering to cloth on covers near joints. Minimal foxing to edges, free endpapers slightly browned from pastedown glue. Otherwise an excellent copy, with the gilt bright and fresh. The Hound of the Baskervilles “was based on an idea given to [Doyle] by Bertram Fletcher Robinson, who was a nephew of Sir John Robinson and a correspondent for the Daily Express during the Boer War. The two men struck up a friendship when travelling back on the same ship from Cape Town. They spent four days together on a golfing holiday at Cromer in March 1901, and it was then that Robinson mentioned the legend (possibly of the Black Hound of Hergest associated with the Vaughan family of Hergest Court in Herefordshire). Doyle told his mother: ‘Fletcher Robinson came here with me and we are going to do a small book together “The Hound of the Baskervilles”—a real creeper’…The serial publication was an unprecedented success. It was the only occasion in the magazine’s history that a seventh printing was needed to meet the demand, and the queues at the publisher’s offices and throughout the country were extraordinary” (Green and Gibson, p. 130).Green and Gibson A26a.

  • Published: 1902
  • Edition: first edition
Sold by: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.
$5,500.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN

London: George Newnes. 1st Edition. Very Good. FIRST EDITION in original cloth of the most celebrated of all the Sherlock Holmes adventures. With illustrations by Sidney Paget. "The immortal words 'Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!' conjure fear as few others in the twentieth-century canon. Based on local legends of black dogs and vengeful ghosts, and called the greatest mystery ever penned, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), a tale of Gothic horror set in the fantastic moors of England, enthralled readers of the Strand Magazine (in which it was serialized) with its strange warnings and clues and clever host of suspects. Watson shines here, both as the narrator and as the principal investigator until Holmes sweeps down on the scene to ratchet up the drama one more notch. Widely acknowledged to be one of the century's first bestsellers, the novel did little to quell the disappointment of readers who longed for a resolution of the question of whether Holmes- killed off in 1893's "The Final Problem"- had somehow cheated death at the hands of the villainous Professor Moriarity. The public had to wait until 1903, when "The Empty House" was published, for news that Holmes was firmly back in the land of the living" (Leslie S. Klinger, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes). The Hound of the Baskervilles appeared in the Strand Magazine in monthly parts from August 1901 to April 1902; this first book edition appeared in 1902 before the final installment appeared in the Strand. London: George Newnes, 1902. Octavo, original cloth gilt. Complete with frontispiece and 15 full-page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Armorial bookplate of Gilbert A. Tonge. Later bookplate of Henry Rouse Viets, celebrated neurologist, medical historian, and member of Harvard's Faculty of Medicine for 36 years. A little bit of wear to the extremities, a few spots of bubbling to cloth (as usual), very faint ring on rear panel. Gilt on cloth sharp and bright. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult book to find in collectable condition.

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: The Manhattan Rare Book Company
$4,800.00

Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

0. DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Orig. decorated cloth, recased. Illustrated. London: George Newnes Ltd., 1902. First edition. Green & Gibson A26a. A very good bright copy in a cloth slipcase.

  • Condition:
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The Hound of the Baskervilles

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board in gilt and black. Black and white frontispiece and 15 plates. With contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, corners lightly bumped, endpapers and edges lightly foxed, text block internally strained in a few places but binding firm, plate on page 118 partially loose, plates on pages 24 and 160 have been loose but have been skilfully reattached. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

  • Published: 1902
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$3,744.68

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.

  • Published: 1902
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Anvil Books
$3,311.96

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.

  • Published: 1902
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
$2,912.53

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.

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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.

  • Published: 1902
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Temple Rare Books
$2,080.38

Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Hound of the Baskervilles

London: George Newnes, 1902. 8vo, (8), 359 pp. with 16 full page illustrations by Sidney Paget. Modern polished red calf, panelled gilt backstrip, gilt fillets and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Original cloth bound in. A few light scuffs to the morocco, else fine. First edition in book form. Sherlock HolmesÕ triumphant reappearance in print following his apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls years before. Conceived as prequel to ÒThe Final Problem,Ó its immense popularity lead Doyle to formally revive his hero in The Adventure of the Empty House in 1903. A classic of detective fiction in a handsome modern binding. Wolff 1907. NCBEL 1047.

Sold by: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
$1,500.00

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.

  • Published: 1903
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$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.

  • Published: 1908
Sold by: Peter Ellis bookseller
$1,248.23

The Hound of the Baskervilles - in The Strand Magazine. Volumes XXII and XXIII

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Newnes, London., 1901-1902. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes. The first appearance of the Sherlock Holmes story, with the illustrations by Sidney Paget, some of which did not make it into the book version. Also includes the latter part of The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells as well as many other stories and articles by various authors. Publisher's binding of blue pictorial buckram with bevelled edges.Small ownership inscription on each front free endpaper. Edges spotted and some sporadic foxing. Spines slightly darkened. Corners a bit rubbed. Very good indeed.

  • Published: 1901-1902
Sold by: Peter Ellis bookseller
$790.54

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Tabard Inn Library)

Arthur Conan Doyle

New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1902. Tabard Inn Library issue. First American edition, first printing, 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.

  • Published: 1902-01-01
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Burnside Rare Books
$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.

  • Published: 1999.
  • Edition: First Edition thus
Sold by: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB
$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.

  • Published: 1902
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
$416.08

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: PROMOTIONAL POSTER

Doyle, Arthur Conan

SAN FRANCISCO: NORTH POINT PRESS.. 1986. First Edition. Photograph. Promotional POSTER for the North Point Press deluxe facsimile edition of the Arion Press limited edition.Virtually fine on heavy stock paper. (18" X 24")(A few barely discernable specks of foxing at borders) Elegantly produced graphic with a quote from Doyle's immortal novel set against an evocative Michael Kenna photograph. Highly suitable for framing. .

  • Published: 1986
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Waverley Books
$250.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd Edition) (Penguin Readers. Level 5) ( Hound of the Baskervilles )(TitleLanguage)

Arthur Conan Doyle ( A SE KE NAN DAO ER )

Pearson, 2008-12-04. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :2008-12-04 Pages: 88 Language: English Publisher:.. Pearson Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead just outside his home. Baskerville Hall Many of the Baskerville family have died mysteriously People say that they were killed by a gigantic devil-like creature the Hound of the Baskervilles! Can that be true And can Sherlock Holmes save the new owner of Baskerville Hall from a terrible death Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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$178.76