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Doyle Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were most often realized as short stories after his early attempts to monetize his mystery novels went poorly, there are a few full works of prose that feature the famous detective. This particular work was first published, serialized, in The Strand Magazine before its compilation into a novel in 1902. The Hounds of Bakersvilles is unique, even among Sherlock stories, as it ranks as the best story in the Holmes cannon, as voted on by scholars in 1999. Further, the story was featured in the BBC's top 200 best loved novels in the UK at number 128. It follows Holmes' attempt to solve a murder inspired by tales of a supernatural beast. The first edition, illustrated by Sidney Paget, and features the original scarlet cloth cover in gilt and black and gilt lettering.

We collected a sample of 32 auction results of Doyle, Arthur Conan's The Hound of the Baskervilles from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $144 and the highest overall price realized was $3000. The overall average price was $950 and the median price realized for the book was $722. There were 5 auctions (31%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 5 auctions (31%) exceeding the high estimates, and 6 auctions (38%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on July 31, 2014 of a 1902 - George Newnes edition for $3000 that described as "a nice copy in very good or better condition"; a PBA sale on April 16, 2009 of a 1902 - George Newnes edition for $2400 that first issue; a PBA sale on June 02, 2005 of a 1902 - George Newnes edition for $2400 that descibed as a nearly fine rebound copy;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA June 30, 2016 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles San Francisco Arion Press 1985 $250-$350 $480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 11, 2014 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes New York McClure, Phillips and Co. 1902 $200-$300 $228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $2000-$3000 $3000 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 5, 2013 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $1200-$1800 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 9, 2013 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles San Francisco Arion Press 1985 $500-$800 $420 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 14, 2013 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles San Francisco Arion Press 1985 $200-$300 $360 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 27, 2012 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $418 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA July 5, 2012 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles San Francisco Arion Press 1985 $250-$350 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 19, 2012 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $1500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 28, 2011 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $1123 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 22, 2011 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $722 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 22, 2011 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $722 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 4, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $2196 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA March 4, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $500-$800 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 4, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $500-$800 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 15, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $854 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA June 18, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $1500-$2000 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $1098 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 $3000-$5000 $2400 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 11, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles San Francisco Arion Press 1985 $250-$350 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 26, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1902 $1200-$1800 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 11, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $674 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 20, 2007 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $720 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2007 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $1650 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 20, 2005 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $1155 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1902 $1200-$1800 $2400 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams January 19, 2004 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $440 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 1, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $335 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 11, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $502 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 11, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles London George Newnes 1902 - $220 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA October 3, 2002 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1902 $1200-$1500 $1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 6, 2001 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles Leipzig Bernhard Tauschnitz 1902 $150-$250 $144 PBA Copies for Sale