The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | 1894, near-fine first edition, illustrated by Sidney Paget.

£3,900.00 GBP £4,500.00


This near-fine first edition of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes features illustrations by Sidney Paget throughout. An iconic work authored by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, it is a collection of 12 stories originally appearing in The Strand Magazine from 1892-1893. Late 1893 saw its first appearance in book form, printed with a 1894 date. Doyle intended to kill off Sherlock Holmes in the final story, 'The Final Problem'; but, reader demand prompted the author to produce a novel sequel, 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', and the character's 'return' in the equally successful 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. This edition of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes provides an essential piece of literary history and a unique glimpse into the Victorian era, complete with Paget's classic illustrations throughout. Enjoy the iconic stories of Holmes and Watson as they were originally intended, in their original form and with the illustrations that made them so popular.