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Doyle Arthur Conan The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Among Doyle's works in his own Holmes canon, this volume, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, ranks among the most interesting with its highly controversial and famous ultimate story: "The Final Problem" which features the death of our hero at the hands of his archenemy, Moriarty. This volume also went through editorial changes over the years including omitted stories and altered titles. The 1894 first edition features illustrations from Sidney Paget and publisher pictorial cloth.  This first edition also features the original "Adventure of the Cardboard Box" which was omitted from certain editions and renamed in the American editions due to content of adultery that was deemed too scandalous at the time.

We collected a sample of 17 auction results of Doyle, Arthur Conan's The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $111 and the highest overall price realized was $4270. The overall average price was $793 and the median price realized for the book was $600. There were 3 auctions (43%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 0 auctions (0%) exceeding the high estimates, and 4 auctions (57%) within the range of the low and high estimates.

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams June 22, 2011 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $4270 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA August 5, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $700-$1000 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 29, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $500-$800 $780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 4, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $700-$1000 $780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 22, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $1000-$1500 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 20, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $321 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 20, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $288 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2007 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $220 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 10, 2006 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $204 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 12, 2006 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $565 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $1000-$1500 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 20, 2005 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $545 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $1500-$2500 $1560 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 13, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $799 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 13, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $111 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 5, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $345 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA June 13, 2002 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $400-$700 $300 PBA Copies for Sale