Title: The Best of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ben F Stahl (illus)
Publisher: Franklin Library, 1977. A Limited Edition, part of the series “The Collected Stories of the World’s Greatest Writers”. Long out of print.
Condition: Hardcover, full deep blue leather. Other than small imperfections on a part of the cover, like new. Big and heavy.
This book features:
- Full deep blue leather binding
- Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
- Silk moire endsheets
- Satin bookmark, sewn-in
- Hubbed spine with raised bands
- Smyth-sewn binding for durability
- Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow
About Sherlock Holmes (from wikipedia):
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A London-based “consulting detective” whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.
Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.
The character grew tremendously popular with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with “A Scandal in Bohemia” in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.