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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another adventure of Sherlock Holmes. - Longmans Colonial Library edition.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Another adventure of Sherlock Holmes. – Longmans Colonial Library edition.

DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN. FIRST EDITION. Colonial Issue. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with sixteen mono plates by Sidney Paget. Tisue guard to the frontispiece. A few of the plates are bound in different places than listed on the contents page but all are present. 4 pages of publishers adverts for the colonial library at the rear of the book. The text and illustrations are fine, clean and bright throughout and look unread. Publishers decorative green cloth which has dark blue illustration to the front board and spine. Gilt lettering to the spine. Decorative light blue and white floral endpapers with ship and swan designs. There are a couple of small closed tears to the spine and the cloth is a bit rubbed and bumped and has a few small marks but is generally in very good condition with the gilt on the spine still quite bright. Previous owner's small typed name label on the plain verso of the front free endpaper, reading H. B. Rattray. This is almost certainly Captain Haldane Burney Rattray (1870 to 1917) who, as a Lieutenant, led the 45th Sikhs regiment, known as the Rattray Sikhs after Haldane's father who raised the regiment in 1856, at Malakand in 1897, receiving the DSO for his leadership during the battle. Another previous owner has neatly written their name, and the date 1998, on the blank verso of the frontispiece. The London first edition was published by George Newnes on 25 March 1902. There was a total of 25,000 copies printed in the first print run. This first colonial edition was published a week later by Longmans, Green & Co. on 2 April 1902, with 13,000 copies printed for circulation only in India and the British Colonies. ----- More images available on request.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. In Two volumes. By the Author of 'Sense and Sensibility' &c.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. In Two volumes. By the Author of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ &c.

AUSTEN. JANE. THIRD EDITION. The first to be published in 2 Volumes. 12mo. (7.3 x 4.5 inches). -- Bound without half titles and terminal blank in volume one, as is often the case, otherwise complete. Collation: Volume I. Title page, (1) - 289 pages ('London, Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-Yard, Temple-bar', on verso of page 289). --- Volume II. Title page, (1) - 311 pages ('London, Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-Yard, Temple-bar', at the bottom of page 311 below Finis). Page 7 of volume one has a one inch tear to the margin, without loss and the fore edge of page 27 is a little frayed, well away from the printed area. Repair to the bottom corner (3 x 1.4 inches) of page 111, without loss. Slight lean to the boards and some foxing throughout but still generally a good, sound copy. Finely bound, to style, in mid twentieth century half brown polished calf. Spines ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Tan title labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain off-white endpapers. An attractively bound copy. Pride and Prejudice, always the most popular of her titles with the general reader, was the only one of Jane Austen's novels to reach a third edition by its original publisher, though whether it did so during her lifetime is a moot point. She died on 18 July 1817 and the earliest recorded ownership signature on a copy of the third edition is dated 6 September of that year. ---- Keynes I5; Gilson A5x.