THE STRAND MAGAZINE 30 volumes all 1st editions
This set includes the The first printing of the Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle. 1901/1902 George Newnes, London, Hardcovers. Condition: fair to good. First edition. Quarto. 600+ pages per volume. Original illustrated blue cloth with black lettering on cover,s gilt and black lettering and decor on spines. Speckled, six with gilt top edges. White, yellow or decorative endpapers.Interior are clean and very good but some of the hard covers have worn, frayed and faded spines
VolumeV111 missing title page and stains to back boards. Volume ? July 1902 missing title page and stains to spine . Contains “the house under the sea” by Max Pemberton
Some staining to top of pages in some volumes which does not effect the text. The text in all volumes is clean and good. They are all well bound and holding firm but there is obvious wear to the cloth spines. Overall a nice collection being that they are mostly over 120 years of age.
Volume one with “The story of the Strand,” London’s most ancient and historic street, the short story “A Deadly Dilemma” by Grant Allen, various articles, including on “The Metropolitan Fire Brigade,” “Scenes of the Siege of Paris,” a group of portraits, including the actor Henry Irving, translations of stories from Michael Lermontoff, Paul Heyse, Alexander Pushkin, and Voltaire. Each issue is profusely illustrated with b/w drawings. Officially published in 1891, the first issue was available well before Christmas of 1890. Founded by George Newnes the magazine enjoyed immediate popularity, some 300,00 copies were sold. The magazine was published from 1891 to 1950. It is normally bound as six-months volumes, as presented here, and became famous for its publication of installments of the “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1891-1892), and the “Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,” stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892-1893) with illustrations by Sidney Paget. The serialization of Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (August 1901-April 1902) prompted a run on the new installments and readers would line up in front of the magazine’s offices to get the new issues. The Return of Sherlock Holmes was published from 1903-1904. Asides of fiction and articles the magazine became known for its brain teasers, published under a column called “Perplexities” by Henry Dudeney. The cover illustration featured an eastward view of London’s Strand towards St. Mary-le-Strand by the artist George Charles Haité. The last editor of the magazine when closing in 1950 was Macdonald Hastings. E. W. Hornung’s stories first appeared in the magazine, describing the adventures of the gentleman thief A. J. Raffles. Contributors of the magazine were H. G. Wells. Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Wallace, and Winston Churchill, among many others. the magazine is richly illustrated with reproductions of art, drawings and photographs, many of them with references to artists. Missing volume xxviii, July to December 1904 (incl. Return of Sherlock Holmes), volume xl, July to December 1910, volume xlii, July to December 1911, and volume xlvi, July to December 1913. Light wear along edges with volume xxxix showing a 1/4 inch closed tear at head of spine and a three inch tear at top of front joint. Starting at inside covers, more or less, through volume xiii, volume vi, viii, and x with binding detached but complete and intact. From volume xiv to the end mostly intact with few exceptions, e.g. volume xlviii. Some, mostly light foxing at beginnings and ends of blocks, occasional dealer stamps. Bindings in overall good to good-, interiors in very good condition. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1891 July; Vol. 2, No. 7 – A Scandal in Bohemia 1891 August; Vol. 2, No. 8 – The Red-Headed League 1891 September; Vol. 2, No. 9 – A Case of Identity 1891 October; Vol. 2, No. 10 – The Boscombe Valley Mystery 1891 November; Vol. 2, No. 11 – The Five Orange Pips 1891 December; Vol. 2, No. 12 – The Man with the Twisted Lip 1892 January; Vol. 3, No. 13 – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 1892 February; Vol. 3, No. 14 – The Adventure of the Speckled Band 1892 March; Vol. 3, No. 15 – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb 1892 April; Vol. 3, No. 16 – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 1892 May; Vol. 3, No.
17 – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 1892 June; Vol. 3, No. 18 – The Adventure of the Copper Beeches The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1892 December; Vol. 4, No. 24 – The Adventure of Silver Blaze 1893 February; Vol. 5, No. 26 – The Adventure of the Yellow Face 1893 March; Vol. 5, No. 27 – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk 1893 April; Vol. 5, No. 28 – The Adventure of the Gloria Scott 1893 May; Vol. 5, No. 29 – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual 1893 June; Vol. 5