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The adventures of Sherlock Holmes: PB 231-2003

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The adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Writer: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Editor: Smith, Edgar W.
Contributor: Starrett, Vincent
Illustrator: Steele, Frederick Dorr
Illustrator: Paget, Sidney
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Designer: Dwiggins, William Addison
Printer: Beilenson, Peter
Printer: Photogravure and Color Company
Binder (person): Russell-Rutter Company



By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; a definitive text, corrected and edited by Edgar W. Smith, with an introduction by Vincent Starrett, and illustrated with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and others

Contents: v. 1. A study in scarlet. The sign of the four.--v. 2. The twelve adventures originally published as The adventures of Sherlock Holmes.--v. 3. The twelve adventures originally published as The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

3 v. illus. 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1950


Cf. Quarto-millenary: the first 250 publications of the Limited Editions Club (New York, 1959), no. 207. "... planned by W. A. Dwiggins ... the composition and the printing of the text were done by Peter Beilenson in Mount Vernon and the reproduction of the illustrations was done by the Photogravure and Color Company in New York. The edition consists of fifteen hundred copies..." Quarter bound in gold-stamped black linen with wallpaper sides with cameo decoration.

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 231-2003
Primary reference Number: 95754
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 September 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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