Castle Books, 1981. FIRST EDITION, thus. Hard Back. Fine, unread condition, with no marks or inscriptions from former owners. Original dust jacket, several small closed edge tears carefully repaired on inside, using professional non-acidic tape, and are hardly noticeable. Here, reproduced in complete facsimile--are the original Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, as they first appeared in the famed British magazine "The Strand." This peridical was the sensation of the day, especially with the publication of the novel THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (reproduced completely in this volume) when eager readers lined up outside the Strand magazine's London offices, waiting for each instalment as it was published. Book consist of 37 short stories plus the complete above mentioned novel. Measures roughly 7 by 9 .5 inches and includes 636 pages. Heavy volume, four-pound weight range.