The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
October 14, 1892
First edition, inscribed
Conan Doyle dated his inscription eight days before the book’s publication date. My presumption, shared by others, is that this was an author’s copy, given to Conan Doyle before sale of the book began. The Adventures is Conan Doyle’s first collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. The twelve in this volume were originally published in the Strand between 1891 and 1892.