The Sign of Four
First UK book edition, first issue
A notable copy in many ways, this was the first book appearance of the novel in the UK and includes a handwritten postcard from Conan Doyle, dated before the book’s publication, expanding on his plans for serialization. This volume also has the bookplate from the library of Edward Hamilton Chichester, the 6th Marquess of Donegall, a journalist, Sherlockian scholar, collector, and longtime editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal.
With Marquess of Donegall’s bookplate and a tipped-in holograph postcard to R. Hemingsley