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A STUDY IN SCARLET. by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN - First Edition - 1888 - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 9995)

A STUDY IN SCARLET.

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A STUDY IN SCARLET.

by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN

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Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION in book form of the first Sherlock Holmes novel and the Author's first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Published the year before in Beetons Christmas annual. Green & Gibson A1, a.i. (second impression). Publisher's preface with missprint 'youuger', para 2, line 3. ------- Bound in early (circa 1890's) half vellum with red morocco label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain white endpapers. Bound without the printed wrappers and advertisements. Six line illustrations by Charles Doyle, (the Author's Father) throughout the book. Previous owner name on the title page and some light foxing to the first and last few pages and occasionally on some page margins and the fore edge but overall a very good bright copy throughout. Whilst a copy in original wraps would be preferable, an early binding is the next best thing. A highly desirable true rarity of English literature.

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A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous and iconic literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal.  In 1887 Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1959 - July 7 1930) sold the rights to A Study in Scarlet for £25. It was published first in Beeton’s Christmas Annual, and later in 1888 as a novel by Ward, Lock & Co.  Doyle was 27 years old, and wrote the story in a reported three weeks. -

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Bookseller
Paul Foster Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
9995
Title
A STUDY IN SCARLET.
Author
DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888
Date published
1888
Bookseller catalogs
Fine bindings; Modern First Editions.;

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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
fore edge
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marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...[more]
First Edition
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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
wrappers
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vellum
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