Title: The Strand Magazine - Long run in publisher's binding, from Volume 1 through 74, containing all of the appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, plus additional later bound volumes and individual issues
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1891-1951
74 volumes. Complete run of bound volumes in the original publisher's blue cloth, from Volume 1 (January 1891) to Volume 74 (December 1927). 6 issues bound together per volume. (Large 8vo) original pictorial cloth, spines gilt-lettered. These volumes contain all of the Sherlock Holmes Stories and Novels as Published in The Strand, Mostly Being the First Appearances in Print.
Plus further, nearly complete, run from Volume 75 (January 1928) to 118 (March 1950), lacking only approximately 8 monthly issues. 4 volumes in original cloth; 9 volumes in library cloth; others in separate monthly issues in wrappers.
The Sherlock Holmes stories were originally divided into series as follows: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (July 1891-June 1892 and December 1892-December 1893); The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (August 1901-April 1902); The Return of Sherlock Holmes (October 1903-December 1904); The Valley of Fear. A New Sherlock Holmes Story (September 1914-May 1915); [Reminiscences and New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] (September 1908-December 1911); His Last Bow. The War Service of Sherlock Holmes (September 1917); [New Sherlock Holmes Stories] (October 1921-April 1927). These would become the collected editions known as "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", "The Valley of Fear", "His Last Bow", and "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes". The relationship between The Strand and Arthur Conan Doyle was phenomenally successful for both parties. Although Sherlock Holmes had already been introduced to the public in "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of Four", it was not until his appearance in The Strand that he gained both unprecedented popularity and a visual identity (thanks to Sidney Paget, who was also the first to portray him with a deerstalker cap). The first story that Doyle submitted to The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia" appeared in July, 1891. By December 1891, Doyle himself was profiled as a celebrity.