New York: W. W. Norton, 2004, 2005.
Hardcover. 10 5/8" X 8 7/8". Mild edgewear to original pictorial slipcases, with scuff to Volume III's slipcase. Mild edgewear to dust jackets, with gentle bumping to extremities. Textured paper over boards, with Sherlock Holmes' silhouette stamped in black to upper boards and spines lettered in black. Mild edgewear to bindings, with bumping to extremities. Bindings are firm and sound. Pages are clean and bright.
ABOUT THIS 3-VOLUME SET:
A cause for international celebration the most important Sherlock Holmes publication in four decades.
This monumental edition promises to be the most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's 1967 classic work. In this boxed set, Leslie Klinger, a leading world authority, reassembles Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 classic short stories in the order in which they appeared in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century book editions and novels A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear. Inside, readers will find a cornucopia of insights: beginners will benefit from Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; history lovers will revel in the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; Sherlockian fanatics will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; art lovers will thrill to the 1,100-plus illustrations, which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales and novels ever produced. In three volumes, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the timeless genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation of readers. Two-color text throughout; 1,100+ illustrations. Very good + / very good +. Item #6135