However, the top edges of these books have some small flecks on them (see the photo of upper edges). Also, the last three books -- The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (the three books on the right in the photo of the upper edges) -- appear to have sustained some minor water damage around the top edge.
This is very difficult to notice on The Valley of Fear and His Last Bow, but it can be noticed without much difficulty when feeling top part of the later pages of the last volume (The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes). The cardboard slipcase has many bumps and dents in it and is worn around the edges and corners. These are all the flaws that we can find in the books' conditions, and we have lowered the set's price accordingly to account for them.
The item "The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (Complete box set of 9 volumes)" is in sale since Tuesday, October 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "silveroakbooks" and is located in University Place, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.