At their country house sale on July 10 in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex auctioneers Sworders will include 11 lots from the collection of Mary Jakeman, a lady’s maid to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife at the turn of the 20th century.
Leading the group with an estimate of
£400-800 is this early signed edition of The Hound of the
Baskervilles published in 1902 by McClure, Phillips &
Co., New York.
Also included is an edition of The
Great Boer War dating from 1900 with corrections in Conan
Doyle's hand on several pages estimated at £300-500.
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