His Last Bow A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Book of the Month Club Illustrated Edition 1994

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This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1994 BOMC Illustrated Edition. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. Handsome tan w brown half cloth hardcover boards under dust jacket are accented w gold lettering and are also near fine. The dust jacket is clean with only a hint of shelf wear. Standard octavo size or 6" x 9" with 308 pages.

The Book of the Month Club, New York published this illustrated set of hardcovers that was comprised of 4 novels and 56 short stories. Designed to be handsome display sets, they are a nice collection of literary classic from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his beloved sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. In 1886, Doyle created a character who would come to be known as the greatest sleuth of all time. Holmes first appearance came in A Study in Scarlet, and his "final" appearance came when Doyle tired of his character and The Final Problem, a last Holmes story, was published in the Strand Magazine in 1893. Readers were so disappointed at the thought of Holmes being discontinues that 20,000 cancelled their subscription to the magazine and eventually they had their way when Doyle revived the character two years later.

This set from Book of the Month Club in New York was a set of 9 volume, comprised of 4 novels and 56 short stories. Handsomely designed with brown/tan half cloth hardcover boards and illustrated endpapers front and back, the set was a nicely illustrated edition.

This title, His Last Bow, is primarily a collection of 8 stories, previous experiences which have lain long in Watson's portfolio. The eight tales included are a sampling of Holmes' many adventures. Accompanying the stories are 9 illustrations, including a frontispiece in front.

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