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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 (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, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and Art Nouveau decoration to spine after a design by Alfred Garth Jones, enlarged on front board incorporating silhouette of hound stamped in black. Frontispiece and 15 plates after Sidney Paget. Contemporary prize-plate from the Captain Magazine mounted to front pastedown, signed "The Old Fag", the recipient's name (Winifred E. ?) crudely effaced. Spine gently rolled and sunned, extremities lightly bumped, faint tanning and foxing to endleaves, the very occasional small spot to margins and plate-edges not affecting images. 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 an "unprecedented success", with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country.

$5,542.88


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. Spine panel faded, spine cracked but holding, spine ends a little rubbed and frayed, some minor bumps to boards and a little faint foxing to contents. A very good, bright 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.

$4,434.30


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. About near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, minor dimming to the spine, a hint of soiling to the front board, bright gilt, bookseller's plate to the front pastedown, some minor spotting to the fore edge and page edges, otherwise clean interior. Green and Gibson A26a. 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. Alfred Garth Jones (1872-1955) was an English artist, illustrator, and book designer whose 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. Near Fine.

$4,000.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles.

DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930).

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.

$3,473.54

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

George Newnes London, 1902 First edition (1902 on title page). 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.8vo (183 × 117 mm.), pp. [viii], 358, [2], with frontispiece and 15 plates by Sidney Paget. Original red cloth, gilt stamped design with black silhouette with the hound, signed "A[lfred].G[arth].J[ones].". Slight sunning to spine and very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. The title first appeared in serial format in Strand magazine in 1901-2 and remains the best known of the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes series. The novel appeared after Doyle had killed off his hero in an epic struggle with between Holmes and his bitter foe Moriarty, but a public out-cry ensued and The hound of Baskervilles appeared (with the sub-title "another adventure of Sherlock Holmes" to create the illusion that the story was from an earlier date) and was met with unprecedented success. Bauman: "First issue, with "you" for "your" on page 13, line 3 and the illustration facing page 76 reversed (as it was originally in the Strand Magazine, October 1901).". Owner's signature on half-title. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$3,000.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles.

DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo (178 x 106 mm). Late 20th century royal blue full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled spine, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, three-line gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; with the original cloth covers and spine bound-in. Frontispiece and 15 monochrome plates by Sidney Paget. A handsomely bound copy. First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "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.

$2,956.20

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.

$2,941.42


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.

$2,771.44


The Hound of the Baskervilles.

DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930).

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.

$2,586.68

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan

George Newnes, Limited, 1902 Very good in original red cloth covered boards with gilt detailing on the front cover and spine. First U.K. edition with the first issue point on page 13, line 3 "you for "your". Some sun fading along the spine; rubbing along edges and spine ends. Previous owner's name inscribed on the front free end paper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$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.

$2,217.15


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

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.

$1,875.00


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.

$1,847.63

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Doyle, Arthur Conan

Newnes, 1902 A very good first edition in original decorated cloth housed in a handsome clamshell case with a leather spine and gold lettering and raised bands on the spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

$1,750.00


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.

$1,500.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles.

DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930).

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.

$1,441.15

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.

$1,108.58