CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur The Hound of the Baskervilles George Newnes Ltd, London, 1902.
8vo. Original red cloth, gilt designs to upper cover and spine; pp. viii, 359; a very good copy of a fragile and rare book, with some characteristic fading to the spine and a little scattered foxing throughout, but a remarkably well-preserved upper cover (often found abraded or tarnished).
First edition. A book that needs almost no introduction, the Hound of the Baskervilles is Sherlock Holmes at his most iconic — produced as a matter of necessity to sate the slavering Victorian public after Conan Doyle killed off the detective at the Reichenbach Falls, the Hound originally was serialised in the Strand Magazine before finally appearing in this instantly recognisable book form.