The Hound of the Baskervilles



The Hound of the Baskervilles


Sequential manuscript leaf from Chapter I, With McClure promotional sticker


The third leaf of the Hound manuscript contains six added words in Conan Doyle’s hand that have become one of Sherlock’s most famous phrases: “You know my methods. Apply them!” (Look about a third of the way down the page, on the left.) This manuscript leaf features a McClure promotional sticker, a vestige of a publicity campaign in which the publisher broke up the manuscript and distributed single pages to bookshops for public display.


13½ × 8⅛ in