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Lot #324
Arthur Conan Doyle

Scarce portrait of the crime fiction pioneer

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Scarce portrait of the crime fiction pioneer

Scottish author (1859–1930) whose stories featuring fictional detective Sherlock Holmes revolutionized the genre of crime fiction. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.75 portrait of Conan Doyle in profile, by Elliot & Fry of New York, affixed to its original 8 x 11 photographer’s mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “With cordial remembrance, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ap. 13/13.” Also signed below the image in pencil, “Elliot & Fry.” In fine condition, with uniform toning. In 1913, he would publish the second book in his ‘Professor Challenger’ series, The Poison Belt, and the oft-anthologized short story, ‘The Horror of the Heights.’ A rare, gorgeous portrait in exceptional condition. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Photography Auction
  • Dates: #401 - Ended January 24, 2013