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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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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. 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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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 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.

Published by London John Murray (1903)

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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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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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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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The Crowborough Edition of the Works of: Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Published by Doubleday, Doran (1930)

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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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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.

Published by Doubleday, New York (1930)

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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 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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Item Description: 1920. [Doyle on spiritualism] Two pages (both sides of one leaf of stationery of The Grand Hotel, Melbourne). Addressed to "My dear Seymour," and dated Nov. 2, 1920. The text of the letter reads as follows:~No, your Russian idea though noble and unselfish is, I am sure, extravagant. You have your clear duty with your regiment, your family and your surroundings. Do not reach out for more, but if more is ordained it will come to you with no doubt and no effort. If you take this spiritual matter seriously & quickly not only cultivate it but spread it around you, you will do great work. God has His own purposes in Russia and will pick up the right tool for His work, without the tool needing to worry over it.~I send you a "Harbinger of Light" with some account of our doings. Up to now I have been [?] upheld & feel as fit as when I started. Adelaide was glorious. Melbourne is heavy and material but we make an impression. I have one last meeting -- which will be a bumper -- and then to Sydney where we culminate, for New Zealand is of smaller importance. I am glad I came -- but I never had much say in the matter -- a tool also, but a very willing one.~I expect you will soon be in India again. Good luck to you wherever you go. Buy spiritual books freely for there is no such investment. Anything by or about Mrs Emma Hardinge Britton is worth getting -- "Autobiography" "19th Century Miracles" "American Spiritualism". She was a female St. Paul, with a man's virile brain, clear, fearless & herself a great medium. In A.J. Davis, Hardinge Britton, Stainton Moses, and Vale Owen you have the spiritual sequence.~All remembrances to your wife when you write | A Conan Doyle.~Although Conan Doyle expressed an interest in spiritualism as early as 1886, he became totally committed to it (and in spreading its word) after the deaths of family members in the Great War -- most notably his son Kingsley (who died just 25 months before this letter, ultimately from wounds suffered at the Somme in 1916), and his brother Brig. General Innes Doyle who died four months after Kingsley. In 1920-1921 he toured Australia and New Zealand giving lectures on the subject; in September 1921 was published his book THE WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST, about this tour -- in fact featuring a frontispiece portrait of himself "On the Warpath in [Melbourne] Australia."~"My dear Seymour" is almost certainly James B. Seymour, a conjurer who was a founder of "The Magic Circle," a group dedicated to the combination of prestidigitation and spiritualism -- and who, like Doyle, was a member of the Society for Psychical Research.~The letter is entirely devoted to spiritualism -- in fact Doyle seems to be telling Seymour how to get started. "The Harbinger of Light," begun in 1870, was and is the Australian monthly spiritualism newsletter; Britton, Davis, Moses and Vale were all well-known writers about spiritualism. "Your Russian idea" in the first sentence must have been a suggestion by Seymour, most likely regarding what Doyle referred to in WANDERINGS as "the Russian horror" -- the mass execution of Jews, then much in the news. It is known that Doyle and Seymour, though acquaintances, were not exactly friends; it is further known that by February 1922 (just 15 months later), Seymour broke with Doyle over the issue of spirit photography (Doyle believed in it, Seymour and many others did not). (Our thanks to Alexis Barquin of the ACD Encyclopedia for much of this information on Seymour.)~The letter is in very good condition, with one small smudge in the ink and with a few short tears (and one small gap) at the folds; there is faint evidence that some sort of tape resided there. Bookseller Inventory # 13098

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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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Black Heart and White Heart: H Rider Haggard,

H Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle

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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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CONAN DOYLE, ARTHUR

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Good. An autograph letter signed from Doyle to an unknown correspondent written during WWI. He thanks his correspondent for their "generous offer" but regrets that he "could not deliver the goods" and that "a great deal of one’s time goes in war work of one form or another". Signed at the close "Arthur Conan Doyle". One page, personal Windlesham letterhead, January 4, 1916. Accompanied by a mailing envelope addressed in Doyle’s hand to Professor William Craig in Philadelphia. The items could make an impressive presentation piece. Measures 203x126mm. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (vertical fold to 'C'), scattered light soiling, and light handling wear with a few small edge tears to letter. In full: "Your cabled offer is a generous one but alas I could not deliver the goods-not up to a decent sample anyhow. You can well understand that we are entirely preoccupied at present and that a great deal of one’s time goes in war work of one form or another. Thank you none the less.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # F71425AA

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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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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - CENTENARY 1859: Adrian Conan Doyle

Adrian Conan Doyle - SIGNED BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE - LIMITED EDITION

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Item Description: Privately Printed, 1959. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Extrememly RARE Limited Edition, made even more so by the SIGNATURE of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE pasted onto the title page. UK, 1959, Limited and Numbered. First and only edition. Presentation issue. 12 of only 100 numbered copies. Fully bound in red leather, in the publisher's slipcase. Privately Printed. The book has been used and is well read, but it is Near Fine, although the spine is a touch shabby. The slipcase has protected the book well, but it is a little scruffy. But what distinguishes this copy is the signature, which is in ink, and is an autograph mounted on the limitation page. A superb and unique collectable of this wonderful and much loved writer. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7616732286

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DOYLE, Arthur Conan

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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

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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.

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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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Memories and Adventures: Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London (1924)

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Item Description: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, 1924. hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. First edition of the author’s autobiography, this book contains a great deal of Sherlockian interest, including the first publication of James M. Barrie’s Holmesian parody, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators." One page has come loose and been reattached with tape, otherwise a near fine copy with the gold on the spine bright and fresh. This copy is inscribed and signed, "John Lamond from Arthur Conan Doyle, Xmas 1925." An interesting and important association copy, as Lamond went on to write the first full-length biography of Doyle in 1931. Signed and inscribed by author. book. Bookseller Inventory # 100100

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Item Description: Autograph statement signed ("A Conan Doyle"), one page, measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", on a printed postcard of Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, no date, but with holograph mailing address on the verso and postmark of "27 7 17". To the publisher, Elkin Mathews, sending his endorsement for use in promotion of a poem by Lieutenant E. Armine Wodehouse, reading in full: "'I have read a great deal of the poetry produced by the war, and I think that I would put Wodehouse's 'Before Ginchy' as certainly equal to, and possibly better than anything else that I have seen' [signed] A Conan Doyle[.] You can use that, if any use." Some light soiling and wear; address panel with glue stains and thin areas from removal of prior mounting, else very good. We have been unable to determine if Doyle's statement ever appeared in print. There is no mention of his comment in Green & Gibson's bibliography. Reilly', English Poetry of the First World War. A Bibliography (pp. 341-2) cites two titles by a Lieutenant in the Scots Guard, Ernest Armine Wodehouse, of which one work, On Leave: Poems and Sonnets (foreword by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; 1917; 2nd edn. the same year) was published by Elkin Mathews. Bookseller Inventory # 26304

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