London: Smith & Elder, 1903. Author's Edition. Signed Limited Edition, this being number 2 of 1,000 sets. Rebound to style in modern half morocco over marbled boards with labels to spines. Top edges gilt. Complete, with all illustrations present. Externally pleasing; internally with dampstaining in most volumes (representative images available). While no ownership marks inform us of the provenance, the earliest limitations of many such sets go to the author, the publisher, and others connected with the production of the work.
A contemporary collection of Arthur Conan Doyle's most influential novels, including A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. All of Doyle's works, but Sherlock Holmes in particular, have remained highly influential; and the duo of Holmes and Watson endures in popular culture through film and television adaptations. Very Good (Item #5052)