1891-1893 The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly January to June 1891; July to December 1891 January to June 1892; July to December 1892 January to June 1893; July to December 1893
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A fantastic set in six volumes of the continuous run of the 1891 through to the 1893 issues of the popular monthly The Strand, edited and founded by George Newnes. These volumes form the first six ever printed.
The Strand Magazine was immediately successful, with a three hundred thousand sale on the first publication, and a steady circulation of half a million copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s; it ran from 1891 to 1950, with seven hundred and eleven numbers. Containing fictional short stories and articles of general interest by various authors, notably Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse,
These volumes contain the first ever published stories by Conan Doyle featuring the beloved detective Sherlock Holmes. These were 'A Scandal in Bohemia,' 'The Red-Headed League,' 'A Case of Identity,' 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery,' 'The Five Orange Pips,' and 'The Man with the Twisted Lip,' first appeared in the 1891 July to December issue.
More Holmes stories are featured in the other volumes, for a total of twenty five first ever Sherlock Holmes stories.
Other contributors include Walter Besant, J. Maclaren Cobban, a translation of Guy de Maupassant, Rudyard Kipling, Angelo Lewis, J. Laurence Hornibrook, W. L. Alden, and others. With an illustrated interview of H. Rider Haggard and other fascinating articles.
Each volume is embellished with numerous plates, photographs, and in text illustrations in black and white.
In a half calf binding over cloth covered boards. Externally sound with some shelf wear and rubbing to the leather. The head and tail of the spine of each volume is slightly chipped, particularly to the head of Volume V, which has suffered a minimal loss as well as a vertical cracking to the front and rear joint, leaving the hinges slightly loose but firm at the boards. With a minor mark tot he rear board of volume VI. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with only a minor faint odd spotting to the odd leaf. Each volume is embellished with numerous plates, photographs, and in text illustrations in black and white.
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