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I have a book I need help on please.
On the cover:
Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories
Inside the boards are decorative endsheets as well as the flyleaf at each end.
Next is the contents page followed by a title page.
No publisher or copyright is on any page.
The cloth boards are navy with gold diamond shapes.
There are 239 pages followed by one blank end sheet.
There are no illustrations and no advertising at the end of the book.
I sent a message to a noted antiquarian book seller and he suggests that:
"YOU SEEM TO BE DESCRIBING A PIRACY. MORE THAN THAT, I DO NOT KNOW"
I am not satisfied with that answer. I have done considerable online research on the title and author and as of now have nothing to tell me how old this book is and a publisher.
I am working on adding pictures if needed.
Can anyone say more about this book? I thank you.
I found ONE book, and it's 1923 - Sears is the Publisher - Tom
The one you found must be correct, the seller just listed it incorrectly. It was sold for $7.95. So, not terribly Valuable either. Sorry.
Publisher: J.H. Sears & Company, 1923
Used - Acceptable. Hardcover. Edition: First Edition as such. In Stock.
And one more for good measure - from Abebooks.com. This is also "sears and Company Publisher, NY. 1920 - 1923.
Publisher: J. H. Sears & Company, Inc. NY
Used - Good. Hardcover. No DJ. No date found.c.1920-25. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers (blue boards with gilt decoration/lettering) show light edge wear with rubbing/light scuffing and soiling. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Book slightly shelf-cocked.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Thanks to both of you!
Thanks for digging and coming up with answers!!!