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Item Description: The present collection represents five of the eight short stories that appeared in The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard and an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a significant portion of one of Conan Doyle’s most impressive creations. The manuscript of "The Medal of Brigadier Gerard" is in fine condition; the binding lightly rubbed; the other manuscripts, which have been assembled using revisions written on separate pieces of paper, usually of a smaller size, or cut down to a smaller size, and inserted or taped to the original drafts, are in very good condition, with a few tears and stains; the front hinge of the binding is cracked, and the top panel of the spine is detached (but retained). Provenance: By descent from Herbert F. Gunnison "The Medal of Brigadier Gerard", here first titled "The Mission of Brigadier Gerard", with the word "Mission" crossed out and the word "Medal" written above, was written in 1894 and is the first short story in Conan Doyle’s Brigadier Gerard saga. In their account of Conan Doyle’s serial publications, his bibliographers Green and Gibson give both the English title "‘How the Brigadier Won His Medal’", and the American title "‘The Medal of the Brigadier’", as the story was originally published in the separate English and American issues of the Strand magazine in 1894. Green and Gibson also note that the first American periodical publication was by a Newspaper Syndicate [abbreviation "N.S.", G & G, p. 404], referring to the Bacheller Syndicate. As noted above, the present manuscripts were given by Bacheller to his friend and fellow journalist Herbert Foster Gunnison. Irving Bacheller (1859-1950), author, journalist and editor, began his career as a journalist in Brooklyn in 1882, but a few years later founded the first modern American newspaper syndicate, the Bacheller Syndicate, to provide literature and other articles to Sunday newspapers. Among the authors whose work he represented were Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Joseph Conrad, and Rudyard Kipling. In the 1890s, Bacheller began to write fiction and gave up his career in journalism to pursue literature, becoming a best-selling author with such works as Eben Holden (1900), D’ri and I (1901), The Light in the Clearing (1917), and A Man for the Ages (1920). Herbert Foster Gunnison (1858-1932) was a Brooklyn newspaperman associated with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, where he worked from 1882, eventually becoming its President in 1924.In 1894, the indefatigable American impresario Major James Pond organized a lecture tour for Conan Doyle, who arrived in New York on October 2 and appeared in thirty cities before returning to England on December 8th. It was on this tour and in this way that Conan Doyle introduced Brigadier Gerard to the public, first in America, in advance of its periodical publication in the Strand later the same year. "Conan Doyle had read it ["‘How the Brigadier Won His Medal,’ the new character’s debut"] aloud to audiences in America, whose generous responses encouraged him to think he had a success on his hands. . . . he quickly turned out another seven adventures. These also appeared in the Strand throughout 1895, and were collected in book form as The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. Though Conan Doyle often dismissed this collection as his "little book of soldier stories," Brigadier Gerard soon emerged as one of his most popular creations." – Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle (N. Y.: Henry Holt, 1999), p. 191. "The Medal of Brigadier Gerard" was first published in book form in "The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard" under its original English title in 1896. The first American edition was published by D. Appleton and Company in the same year, and that edition cites Irving Bacheller as holding the American copyright to the stories. According to Green and Gibson, "The first story was written late in 1894, and the author read it during his lecture tour in America. It was published in the San Francisco Exam. Bookseller Inventory # 23067

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Doyle, Arthur Conan, Scottish physician and writer (1859-1930).

Published by Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere, 14. II. 1906. (1906)

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Item Description: Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere, 14. II. 1906., 1906. 8vo. 1 page. With original envelope of transmittal. Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) the Scottish author of the literature's first serial hero Sherlock Holmes. In the letter, the author states that "Sherlock Holmes did not exist, but the character is drawn from a medical professor whom I knew." No matter what, Sherlock Holmes - the brilliant detective, declared bachelor and melancholic violinist, achieved mass media stardom in the Strand Magazine from 1891 and onwards. Doyle's idea of creating a recurring figure in a character of stories that could be read independently, made the character immortal.Provenance: Arthur Schütz (pseud. Erich Ritter von Winkler) (1880-1960), an Austrian engineer and writer. Bookseller Inventory # 61468

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

Published by George Newnes, London (1892)

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Item Description: George Newnes, London, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Arthur Conan Doyle on a handwritten letter laid into the book. A fantastic copy. This is the TRUE FIRST Edition without the name on the street sign and "Violent" for "Violet" on page 317. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's grey cloth with BRIGHT gold lettering on the boards. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Doyle First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16348442021

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Conan Doyle, Arthur

Published by George Newnes, Limited,, London (1902)

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Item Description: George Newnes, Limited,, London, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this TRUE First Edition SIGNED by Arthur Conan Doyle on a laid in signature. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL Red Cloth from the publisher. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Doyle First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13443949911

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The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. The: DOYLE, Arthur Conan

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Published by New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. THE CROWBOROUGH EDITION. 24 vols., 8-7/8" x 6-1/4", limited to 760 numbered and signed copies this being copy #86. Bound in fine full tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered light and dark brown morocco spine labels, covers ruled in gilt, Doyle's signature gilt tooled to all front covers, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, minor stain to extreme upper edge of pages in 6 volumes otherwise in NEAR FINE condition. This edition was designed to succeed the 1903 Authors Edition. Previous to this edition there was no definitive edition of Doyle's collected works. The Authors edition misses many of Doyle's most famous Holmes' stories. The Crowborough is the only real comprehensive complete works of Doyle. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000058

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Published by Smith, Elder & Co. London (1903)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder & Co. London, 1903. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. 12 Volumes complete. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies, Signed by Doyle. The first volume "The White Company" is signed by the Author. 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder & Company, the remaining copies were passed to John Murray and were reissued with new title-pages dated 1903 in and after 1917. The Doyle, considered this edition to be his best works; he revised parts and added notes with new introductions. This English edition has the distinction of having illustrations in each volume rather than one. Bound in 3/4 Red Morocco bindings by Bayntun with five raised bands. Top edge gold gilt. A very fine set. No rubbing to leather or cloth. No bumped corners to books. A lovely set that Doyle considered to be his best works. *** WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. *** WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 36 YEARS. *** Please Note: Set will cost extra to ship including Insurance. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003273A

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The Works. The Crowborough Edition.: DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

Published by New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930, 1930. 24 volumes, octavo. Original grey cloth-backed brown paper boards, facsimile signature gilt to front covers, white paper title label to spines, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jackets. The occasional minor nick or blemish to jackets. An excellent set. Photogravure frontispiece portrait in volume I. The Crowborough Edition. Number 345 of 760 sets, signed by Conan Doyle on the limitation page of the first volume. "The Crowborough Edition was intended to be a complete and definitive edition of the author's works of fiction. [Doyle] was to have revised each book, written new prefaces, and arranged the stories in their final order. Unfortunately he was prevented from doing so by illness and by his other commitments [The Crowborough Edition] reprints the introductions from the Author's Edition, but otherwise is set from the existing editions without any corrections" (Green and Gibson A 61). A superb set, rarely found complete with the dust jackets. Bookseller Inventory # 111277

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A Day at Borstal' [Autograph Manuscript Essay: Sir Arthur Conan

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Item Description: Manuscript, N/A, 1921. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. ff 13 (12.5 x 20cm), c 2000 words, dated December 19, 1921. A substantial autograph essay by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle written on the versos of 'Grosvenor Hotel London S.W.1' headed paper and contained in a Grosvenor Hotel envelope with Conan Doyle's title on the recto. The notepaper sheets have a single old horizontal fold which allowed their insertion into the envelope; the sheets of notepaper are in very good condition; the envelope is nicked and torn to extremities. The essay is written in Conan Doyle's regular cursive hand with numbered pages and includes a couple of dozen corrections and emendations of the text, some in pencil, all apparently in Conan Doyle's hand. The essay concludes with the author's name and the date of composition: 'A Conan Doyle Dec 19.' It was published in the Daily Telegraph eight days later under the title: 'A Day at Borstal "A Great System"' (Green & Gibson, p 464). Provenance: the article was commissioned by the British Home Secretary, Edward Shortt, in whose family it has remained until we acquired it late last year. Conan Doyle manuscripts of this length are very uncommon on the open market. The author begins his article with an explanation of its inception in 'a note from Mr Shortt asking me if I would pay a surprise visit to one of the Borstal Institutions.' The two men, both members of the Liberal Party, already knew each other after Conan Doyle had lobbied Shortt over his proposed reform of the divorce laws. Following a series of escapes and suicides Shortt's invitation to Conan Doyle late in 1921, was clearly intended to garner some good publicity for the government, though Conan Doyle makes clear at the outset that he is nobody's stooge: 'I would report, but only on my own conditions. It should be really a surprise visit. I should be allowed to go where I would. I should be left alone with the lads. I should be party to no white washing and should give an absolutely honest report.' His first impression of Borstal is not favourable: 'a flatchested facade. with many detached structures and patches of grass and asphalt. It was grey and depressing. We asked to be shown instantly to the governor, preparatory to ransacking his establishment.' Conan Doyle's suspicions, even if humorously expressed, are immediately allayed by his first sight of the governor. With all the facility derived from a lifetime of novel-writing Doyle sums up: 'Colonel Rich. The Americans when they talk of a man who is specially fit for his job call him a "hand-picked man". Colonel Rich was clearly a hand-picked man. wise kind eyes. At first glance he reminded one of Alfred Lyttelton [polymath sportsman and politician] A great black dog fawned at his knee'. Conan Doyle asks to be taken to the 'punishment cells' where he find 'Four dreary looking youths. working at chaff-cutting and bone-breaking' and asks about the offence of the first youth, the governor 'drew me aside. "He called the warder a bloody fool". Perhaps he was but he shouldn't have said so.' Conan Doyle continues humorously: 'I can't remember that in my school days the British constitution ever interfered between me and the rod. Young aristocrats are beaten in England, but never petty criminals. It seems a strange inversion.' Conan Doyle joins the inmates for 'a plate of the really excellent soup' and describes his 'private talks' with the boys and their largely positive comments about Borstal - crediting himself with Sherlock Holmes' powers of diagnosis over those he talks to: 'It is easy enough to tell if a boy is lying. his eyes contradict his tongue. These boys were absolutely honest.' Driving back to London Conan Doyle concludes 'It is a splendid scheme, and it works splendidly, though no human wisdom can prevent an occasional mishap when dealing with such material. the greater proportion of the lads ['cases' crossed out] make good and become decent citizens instead of relapsing into the criminal classes.'. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002986

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The hound of the Baskervilles: Conan Doyle, Arthur

Conan Doyle, Arthur

Published by George Newnes, Limited,, London (1902)

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Item Description: George Newnes, Limited,, London, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Arthur Conan Doyle on a laid in letter by the author. A wonderful copy. Arthur Conan Doyle writes to newspaper editor (Ralph D.) Blumenfeld, agreeing to write and unspecified article "certainly I will do so. Give me your very latest date as I am supposed to be having a rest. I should charge you 25 guineas.A. Conan Doyle" The book is bound in the ORIGINAL Red Cloth from the publisher. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Conan Doyle First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13443952073

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DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930).

Published by Smith Elder, London 1913 (1913)

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Item Description: Smith Elder, London 1913, 1913. INSCRIBED TO LADY VICTORIA SACKVILLE of Knowle House, mother of author Vita Sackville-West. Stated 'New Edition'; previously published by Blackett then Newnes, this is the first edition thus. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 285; [10], advertisements. Bound in the original red buckram, titled in gilt to spine and upper. Some minor wear and rubbing, slight lean to spine, monogrammed bookplate. Wth presentation inscription to title page; 'To Lady Sackville | Yours very sincerely | Arthur Conan Doyle |. A fine signed association; The Sackvilles were a literary dynasty based in Kent and Sussex whilst Conan Doyle resided in Crowborough, East Sussex. Inscribed copies of the Sherlock Holmes books in any edition are extremely scarce. FIRST EDITIONS. The classic Holmes collection. DeWaal. Green and Gibson [A10a], [A14a]. Harold Locke p.35. BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [128],[129], (1966). Bookseller Inventory # 43989

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The Works. Illustrated. Author's Edition.: DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur

DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan.

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Item Description: London John Murray, 1903. Twelve Volumes, limited edition #47 of 1,000 numbered copies, signed by the author, 8vo., photogravure frontispieces and plates after Arthur Twidle, Sidney Paget, B. West Clinedinst, and W.B. Wollen, captioned tissue guards. Modern, full maroon morocco with black lettering pieces, gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, as issued. Comprising: The White Company (with signed limitation page); Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and The Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. "The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. Because of [his] friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher.' Green and Gibson A60. Green and Gibson A60. Bookseller Inventory # 92152

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The Crowborough Edition of the Works of: Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Item Description: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Special Edition. Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle in the first volume. Number 612 of 760 copies. Complete 24 volume set in fine condition. Text is bright, clean, unmarked, with no previous owner's bookplates or names. Gilt to upper page edges is intact. Paper titles on spine are slightly darkened from age, but are crisp, in fine condition. One small dark spot to edge of first volume, slightly larger than the head of a pin (we're hoping it came from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's pipe when he held the book to sign it). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2014-V46

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THE WORKS. The White Company; Micah Clarke;: DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN.

Item Description: Smith, Elder, and Co. London. 1903, 1903. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. THE AUTHOR'S EDITION. 12 volumes, complete. Limited edition of 1000 sets, numbered and signed by Conan Doyle in The White Company. Illustrated with 24 full page plates, by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments with gilt lettering and centre decorations. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some thumbing and creasing to a few pages but overall an excellent set which has been handsomely bound. ------ Only 510 of the 1000 sets were issued by Smith, Elder & Company in 1903. The remaining copies were passed to John Murray and were reissued with new title pages, still dated 1903, in 1917. ---- Green and Gibson's bibliography of the works of Conan Doyle states; "The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. He remarks in the preface that it had for some time been his ambition to have such a collection. Because of the author's friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher, though he was asked. He made it known that he would only consider doing so for a considerable fee. The English issue also has the further attraction of having two illustrations in each volume rather than one." (Green & Gibson, p. 233). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 9566

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Published by New York, Doubleday, Doran (1930)

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Item Description: New York, Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Complete set of this very scarce Standard Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. This Edition is limited to 760 sets. Books are in very good, solid condition. Binding is half Cloth over boards. Paper spine leves are age-toned.Interior completely clean without any previous owner´s markings. A set that is fast disappearing from the market. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1109

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

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Item Description: Doubleday, New York, 1930. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). Limited. The Crowborough Edition. Number 300 of 760 sets, signed by Doyle. Issued in the year of Doyle's death, this was intended to be the complete and definitive edition of his fiction. The spine label varied shades of tan, otherwise the set is in excellent, sound condition. 24 volumes, original linen backed boards, paper labels. N.Y.: Doubleday Doran, 1930. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 150412

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Published by George H. Doran Company (1921), New York (1921)

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Item Description: George H. Doran Company (1921), New York, 1921. Hardcover. First American Edition. Original green cloth; illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in full on the title page by the creator of Sherlock Holmes to Arthur Edward Stilwell, one of America's last empire builders of the gilded age: "Yours in the great cause of Spirit-/Arthur Conan Doyle,/May, 31/22." Laid down on the front free endpaper is a card from the Ambassador Hotel in New York on which Doyle has written a short letter of about 40 words arranging a meeting with Stilwell and SIGNED "Hurriedly,/A Conan Doyle." Laid in are 2 further AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by Doyle to Stilwell, both SIGNED as "A Conan Doyle." In a letter on both sides of a note card of the White Star Line dated June 29 Doyle writes: "I have read your book 'THE LIGHT.' It is a very level & workmanlike production, with no high lights, but never sinking below a good quality. I agree with your publishers that it would be better not to allude to the Brownies. I hope some path may open up for your Spiritual labours. I have written about you in my little book . I have left nothing undone to smooth your way." The other letter is on one side of stationery from a telegraph office near Doyle's home. Doyle begins by telling Stilwell that "I am full of sympathy but it is simply impossible for me to fall into your Brownie scheme." Doyle then goes on to describe his itinerary for a tour of America. He also mentions fellow spiritualist Rev. Vale Owen and tells Stilwell that he has mentioned him to Lloyd George. Also included is a Third Edition of Stilwell's book UNIVERSAL PEACE--WAR IS MESMERISM,1911. Arthur Edward Stilwell was the founder of Port Arthur, Texas, and the Kansas City Southern Railway. Stilwell claimed to be guided by spirits--which he called "Brownies"--in many of his decisions. According to SYBIL LEEK'S BOOK OF THE CURIOUS AND THE OCCULT, "Several times he escaped death by following his intuition. He was spiritually informed that he should build a railroad line south from Kansas City to Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico. At a point twenty-nine miles from Galveston, Stilwell's 'guide' told him to stop work and that the railroad must not go to Galveston or it would mean his personal ruin and death to thousands. He had a vision of a prosperous city struck down by a tidal wave and destroyed. There were angry protests from his investors when he announced his change of plan, but Stilwell followed his voices. He directed the route toward a comparatively little known spot on the coast, now Port Arthur. Four days after the completion of the railroad terminating in Port Arthur, a mammoth tidal wave swept along the coast of Texas and practically destroyed Galveston, reducing it to a shambles of death and destruction. Port Arthur escaped and became the center for the relief work for the stricken city. Stillwell became known as Lucky Stilwell, as his visions were corroborated a dozen times by actual events. He wrote books about his experiences and in 1910 predicted World War I, the collapse of the Russian aristocracy, and the restoration of Palestine to the Jews." Stilwell's luck apparently ran out as a company he organized to build a railroad connecting Kansas City with the Pacific Ocean was forced into receivership in March 1912. Ironically, oil was discovered under its tracks and was to contribute to the fortune of its receiver William T. Kemper. Stilwell died of apoplexy on 26 September 1928. His distraught wife, Jennie, committed suicide by jumping out the window of their New York apartment thirteen days later. The Stilwells were said to have left an estate of only a thousand dollars. Some rubbing to the cloth of the Doyle book with a little fraying to one spine edge. The letter on White Star Line stationery is a little wrinkled and soiled and has a vertical crease. The other two letters are Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 016954

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Doyle Arthur Conan

Published by Doubleday Doran & Co: Garden City, NY (1930)

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Item Description: Doubleday Doran & Co: Garden City, NY, 1930. 22 of 24 vols. Frontis portrait in vol 1, 9 x 5.75", cloth backed boards; tep, vp, covers a bit worn and darkened, a few spine labels chipped or worn, minor spotting to covers else a decent set, missing volumes 2 (His Last Bow) and 24 (Memories and Adventures). LIMITED TO 760 NUMBERED SETS, VOLUME ONE IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, CREATOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Bookseller Inventory # 97-9473b

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DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN

Published by New York Cosmopolitan 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: New York Cosmopolitan 1922, 1922. First Edition Thus. Signed presentation copy from N.C. Wyeth inscribed: ÒWith warmest regards to E.K. Robinson from the illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, Dec. 1922.Ó E.K. Robinson was the literary man who wrote on Kipling and founded and edited the a magazine called Country-Side (1905-15) and is best known for writing "nature-studies." Illustrated in color by N.C. Wyeth. Maroon cloth with printed color pictorial label on front cover. Top edge gilt. Near fine clean copy without dust jacket. Scarce signed. Bookseller Inventory # 11610J

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Cornhill Magazine: January-April 1915: Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Item Description: 1915. hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. A hardbound compilation of the Cornhill Magazine from January through April 1915 in near fine condition. This famous Victorian literary magazine is known for debuting the works of many important English writers. Included in these four issues is the complete serialized autobiographical work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, entitled "Western Wanderings." The series is a sketch of his travels in United States and Canada pre-WWI. The first two issues have Doyle’s signature on their respective front pages, where his stories begin. Doyle’s writings in Western Wanderings range from American politics to a humorous description of baseball (in comparison to the English cricket), to predictions involving Canada’s destiny. Another famous story in the collection, beginning in the April issue, is "K" by noted American writer Mary Roberts Rinehart. The completed bestselling crime novel was published that year (1915). A unique assemblage of notable 19th Century literature in remarkable condition. Signed twice by author. book. Bookseller Inventory # 100030

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

Published by South Africa: Not published, 1900/01 (1900)

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Item Description: South Africa: Not published, 1900/01, 1900. Minor crease to photograph not affecting the main image. Excellent condition. Photograph (77 × 82 mm). Inscribed on the verso. Framed. A privately-taken and uncirculated inscribed photograph of Arthur Conan Doyle in South Africa, where he served as a senior physician during the Boer War. This privately-taken photograph depicts Doyle standing waist-deep in a large hole, surrounded by detritus. The inscription on the verso of the image reads, "Xmas wishes. Pulling out of a hole in South Africa – like the British Empire. A Conan Doyle". Doyle was intensely patriotic, and wrote two best-selling books based on his experiences during the conflict, The Great Boer War (1900) and War in South Africa: its Cause and Conduct (1902). "The latter, translated into many foreign languages and braille, became the major international advocate of the British case in the controversial war, and bowing to his mother's insistence a somewhat reluctant Conan Doyle accepted a knighthood for it in 1902" (ODNB). Bookseller Inventory # 78054

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THE VITAL MESSAGE: DOYLE, Arthur Conan

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Published by Hodder & Stoughton (1919)

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Item Description: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. First edition. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the title page to fellow author and spiritualist, Mrs Desmond Humphreys, "With all greetings to a fellow work, Mrs Desmond Humphreys, from Arthur Conan Doyle, Dec 1919". Original black cloth lettered in gilt, in scarce buff printed dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, which shows some wear to the corners with the head of the spine internally reinforced with tape. Four photographic plates. Eliza Margaret (Desmond) Humphreys (1850-1938) was a noted romantic novelist writing under the nom de plume of Rita and, like Conan Doyle, became interested in spiritualism later in life. Her work, The Truth of Spiritualism, was also published in 1919. Bookseller Inventory # 23331

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Item Description: Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1903. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine binding. Author';s Edition. Signed. The Author's Edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's works, this being #259 of a limited printing of 1000 copies, Signed by Doyle on the limitation page in The White Company. This, the English issue, is to be preferred over the American issue, as Doyle did not sign the American edition, and the English edition has two illustrations in each volume, while the American has only one. This set bound in workman-like maroon cloth, with gilt titling to the spines. Near Fine binding. Bookseller Inventory # 274056

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Arthur Conan Doyle

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Item Description: UK, 1904. This is a stunning handwritten letter from one of the greatest story tellers of all time. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930. Creator of Sherlock Holmes and the wonderful Hound of the Baskervilles. Fully written by hand piece and full signature 'Arthur Conan Doyle', on adress headed paper "Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere" Dated 23rd May 1904, to an unnamed recipient, 'I regret that the pressure of my many engagements makes it impossible for me to give the address you suggest. With sympathy and good wishes for the success of your meeting.' This is the most beautiful presentation and is offered with full provenance. Purchased from a world renowned UK auction house and with full reference details supplied to the buyer. A simply wonderful letter from one of the world's greatest story tellers. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 001427

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Black Heart and White Heart: H Rider Haggard,

H Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle

Published by Longman, UK (1900)

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Item Description: Longman, UK, 1900. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 1st Edition 1900. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY to Greville S. Matheson, with ALS, on Ditchingham House, Norfolk notepaper, dated 1 July 1911, to Matheson, secretary of the Anglo-African Writers' Club, regarding the coronation and expressing his concerning about the political situation, and two Ditchingham House noted cards, one loosely inserted in the hand of a secretary and signed by Haggard "I enclose Conan Doyle's answer. Perhaps you could see, or write to him & try to make some arrangement .", Book is very good+ and quite bright. Light rubbing to edges. Spine slighly rolled. Contents good. More images can be taken upon request. Ref11114 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 013877

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The Land of Mist.: CONAN DOYLE (Arthur).

CONAN DOYLE (Arthur).

Published by Hutchinson & Co., London (1926)

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Item Description: Hutchinson & Co., London, 1926. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full grey morocco with triple gilt fillet borders to the covers, the spine lettered in gilt with gilt fillet panels, lettered in gilt and tooled raised bands, hand-marbled endleaves, a.e.g. Front cover bound in at end. Inscribed by the author and dated February 1st 1928. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 3986

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Published by Hodder and Stoughton,, London: (1919)

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Item Description: Hodder and Stoughton,, London:, 1919. First edition. DOYLE, Arthur Conan. THE VITAL MESSAGE. [Green & Gibson B25a]. Twelvemo, black cloth stamped in gilt on spine, 228 pages, illustrated (including reproductions of "spirit" photographs). Inscribed by A. Conan Doyle on the half-title page: "Dear C. H.-- the true facts. Yours sincerely, A. Conan Doyle." Spine and extremities of the binding are moderately rubbed, with two very short tears to cloth at crown, half-title page and rear flyleaf are moderately tanned, else a very good, bright copy, with the text fresh and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 56614

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. ("A.C. Doyle") in black fountain pen ink on his Greyswood Beeches, Haslemere letterhead. 4 3/8" x 7 1/8; 1 page with integral leaf; no date, but ca. 1910. Framed together with a halftone photograph of Doyle in an antique style black and gold wooden frame with double matte; frame size: 17 1/8" x 14 5/8". To [Samuel S.] McClure: "My dear McClure Many thanks for you kindness. Esquemeling I have but the other two are new to me. I'll do my best to produce something readable. Yours very truly A. Conan Doyle Thanks also for the magazines" (probably issues of McClure's magazine). This letter probably refers to his Pirate Tales and "Captain Sharkey." The McClure Company held the American copyright to several of these stories, as well as some the Sherlock Holmes stories. See Green & Gibson pages 212-213. Doyle (1859-1930), Scottish-born physician and author; creator of master detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the literary world's most famous characters. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 602417

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Doyle, Arthur Conan

Published by George Newnes (1894)

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Item Description: George Newnes, 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Octavo. London: George Newnes, 1894. First edition in book form, first issue. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles and black illustration to the front and spine. A VG+ copy, the boards lightly rubbed. Letter signed by author in black fountain pen on 15 Buckingham Palace Mansions, SW1 letterhead, Nov. 20 (n.yr.) 8 vo. 1 pg recto only; file holes in top margin; heavy crease from folding, but in very good condition. Signed by Author(s). book. Bookseller Inventory # 10041

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Doyle, Arthur Conan.

Published by Hodder and Stoughton: London nd (1912) (1912)

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Item Description: Hodder and Stoughton: London nd (1912), 1912. Illustr, 7.5 x 5, gilt pict blue cloth, 319 pp, covers quite worn, extremities bumped and fraying, spine creased, hinges loose, some scattered light spotting; a decent, usable copy of the FIRST ENGLISH EDITION (per Green and Gibson, with gilt Prof. Challenger image on front cover); LAID IN LOOSE IS A SMALL, GLUE-STAINED LETTER-CLOSING INSCRIBED "Yours faithfully" AND SIGNED BY A. CONAN DOYLE. Bookseller Inventory # 99-3221

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DOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan (1859-1930).

Published by London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1906. (1906)

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Item Description: London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1906., 1906. Chivalrous romance novel. First Edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.x; 394; [2], advertisements. With 8 full-page plates by Arthur Twidle. Elegantly hand-bound in full green oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers. With autographed inscription to title-page 'yours very t[rul]y / Arthur Conan Doyle. A fine copy, inside and out. Set in the middle of the 14th century, this is swashbuckling adventure chronicles Sir Nigel Loring as he seeks his fortune and the hand of his lady-love through England and France in the early part of the Hundred Years War. Full of high romance and chivalry, battles and brutality, humor and sheer rumbustiousness as the impoverished Sir Nigel Loring and his attendant Aylward seek their fortunes. Edward III, the Black Prince, and Sir John Chandos (one of the original Knights of the Garter) all make their appearances in one of the favorite books from the pen of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Green and Gibson A30a. Provenance; Ex-Christies 4074, lot 260 (part). Bookseller Inventory # 46490

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