Item #897 The Return of Sherlock Holmes in The Strand Magazine. Conan Doyle.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes in The Strand Magazine

London: Newnes, 1903-1904. First Edition. Wrappers. 13 vols.  1st appearance anywhere (later collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes in 1905).  Front ads removed from no. 164 (vol. 28, August 1904) The Adventure of the Missing Three–Quarter, else a very good, complete set, so cool, with all 26 covers and all 95 illustrations by Sidney Paget.  10 times scarcer than sets of The Adventures and Memoirs, rarely seen at all, and never seen like this, whereas bound sets are more common than internet lies and more boring than provincial celebrities. Good. Item #897

The hardest thing about being a detective is trusting your instincts when they are contrary to the evidence.  

There have been countless film and television takes on one or another of these stories, the most prominent being the series from 1984 to 1994, starring Jeremy Brett, that did 11 of The Return’s 13 adventures before Brett’s death in 1995.

Price: $11,000.00

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