complete in the individual parts
A Run of all the Holmes Stories in the Strand Magazines
(London and NY, 1891–1927)
75 vols. 1st editions. The 1st appearances anywhere, in the original monthly parts, of the Adventures, Memoirs, Hound (Hound is the NY issue, but all the rest are the London issue), Return, Valley, Last Bow, and Casebook, being all 56 Holmes and Watson short stories that Doyle ever wrote, and the 2 novels that were published in these magazines (only A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four were not published in The Strands). Small chips and tears and minor repairs, half the blue spines faded, else very good, and most crucially, it’s all here. And so rare, the only complete set I’ve seen for sale in my 35 years of looking. 75 vols.
Sherlock Holmes is the most durable, and the most universally famous character in all of literature, and the stories are pure stardust that let you think like a genius for an hour, the morphine drip of impeccably conceived, mind expanding detective fiction, and they are the most imitated, parodied and adapted works in the English language.