Hard Cover. London: George Newnes, 1892 and 1894. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, first printing, with "Violent" on page 317 of "Adventures". Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Both volumes finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full blue crushed morocco with gilt lettering to spines, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaper and pastedowns. An excellent set with only the typical fading to the spines, else fine. Original publisher's cloth bound in at the rear. Both volumes housed in a blue fleece-lined slipcase. Green & Gibson A10a. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first collection of short stories of the adventures of his character Sherlock Holmes, an eccentric detective who relies on his powers of logic to solve crimes. Originally published serially in the Strand Magazine beginning in July 1891, the "adventures" in this volume include some of Doyle's earliest most beloved stories, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," and "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," among others. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is followed by The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, which contains the author's intended final appearance of his fictional detective in "The Death of Sherlock Holmes;" when fans protested Holmes' demise, Doyle revived Holmes with the 1901 The Hound of the Baskervilles and went on to publish two final short story collections.