Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1981. Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget. Collector's Edition Reprinting The Heritage Press Edition. Full leather with decorative gold-stamping. Thick 8vo, gilt-stamped full black leather over boards, three raised hubs, 22k gold lettering on spine plus elaborate patterns on covers; frontispiece color portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: illustrated with B&W reproductions of early Sherlockian images by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others; Introduction by Vincent Starrett; satin page-marker; watered silk moiré endpapers; all page edges gilt [a.e.g.]; xxvi + 764 pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 3 oz. Near Mint / None. Item #7299
The Classic Detective Series very attractively bound with decorative black leather over boards, 22 karat gold lettering & stamping, plus other fine touches including Classic Illustrations, satin page-marker, and watered silk moire endpapers.
The rich black leather is tight, clean, and bright. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints ensure the quality binding. Printed on archival quality acid free paper. All the 22 karet gold decorations, lettering, and page edges are brilliant. All the color illustrations are clean, bright, and unfoxed. No previous owner's inscriptions or marginalia. "Notes from the Archives" insert not present, otherwise "As New."