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Accueil » Toutes les news » Rupert Books : catalogue de juin
par
Thierry Saint-Joanis
Rupert Books :
catalogue de juin

Rupert Books June ACD & SH listing
Mai 29, 2007
PUBLICATION

Une sélection de documents conan-doyliens et holmésiens que la librairie anglaise Rupert Books vous propose en vente par correspondance pour le mois de juin. L`occasion de compléter votre collection ou d'en estimer la valeur...


Rupert Books, depuis 1984,  propose des ouvrages consacrés à  Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, et Jack l'éventreur.





Voici une sélection des livres disponibles en ce mois de juin :








SHERLOCK HOLMES BY A. CONAN DOYLE


ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VINCENT STARRETT, AND ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, SIDNEY PAGET AND OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1952]. Introduction by Vincent Starrett. With THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH; ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, SIDNEY PAGET & OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1957]. With THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH; ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, FRANK WILES & OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1957]. Epilogue by Edgar W. Smith. Reprint of the Limited Editions Club omnibus, originally issued in 1950-1952, containing the entire Canon and 160 illustrations. Three vols. Embossed cameo profile of Holmes smoking pipe on each front board. NF in VG slipcases, worn, two of three slipcases split. £95 the set.

ANGELS OF DARKNESS: A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS, ed. Peter Blau. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2001. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event, suppressed for decades. Conan Doyle’s unpublished play, Angels of Darkness, tells the American portion of A Study in Scarlet, but without Holmes and with only Dr. Watson as its protagonist. Complete text of the play, and a facsimile edition of a portion of the manuscript. Commentary by Clifford S. Goldfarb, Christopher Roden, Michael W. Homer, et al. Limited to 500 copies. F in F d/w. £30.

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE: CHAPTER XI. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2001. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event. Facsimile edition of the manuscript of the only extant chapter of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Commentary by Don Richard Cox, Richard Lancelyn Green, Donald A. Redmond, et al. Limited to 500 copies. F in F d/w. £30.

MANDATE FOR MURDER: A FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF "THE ADVENTURE OF THE RED CIRCLE" BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND COMMENTARY, ed. Roy Pilot, Gianluca Salvatori, and Enrico Solito. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2006. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event. Facsimile edition of the original manuscript of The Adventure of the Red Circle. Commentary by Jane and Philip Weller, et al. As this is a limited edition of only 500 copies, it is going to go out of print very quickly. F in F d/w. £30.

"NAPOLEON BUST BUSINESS AGAIN, THE": A FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF "THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS" BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND COMMENTARY, ed. William Hyder. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2003. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event. Facsimile edition of the original manuscript of The Adventure of the Six Napoleons. Commentary by William Hyder, Roy Pilot, et al. Limited edition of only 500 copies. F in F d/w. £30.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 1998. First volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: HIS LAST BOW, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2006. Eighth volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2002. Fourth volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 1999. Second volume of a nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2003. Fifth volume of a nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE SIGN OF FOUR, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2004. Sixth volume of a nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2000. Third volume of a nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE VALLEY OF FEAR, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2005. Seventh volume of a nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES’S GREATEST CASES. London: Orion Books, 2004. Second impression. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles. F in illustrated wraps. £5.

SIGN OF FOUR, THE. Bedford: Applewood Books, 1994. Foreword by James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress. Introduction by John Y. Cole, Director, The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Frontispiece by "H. D." Facsimile reprint of the 1893 J. B. Lippincott edition, which used the 1890 Spencer Blackett plates. F in F d/w. £20.

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’S CELEBRATED CASES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. London: Octopus Books, 1986. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Twelve colour plates by Graham Ward. Eighteen short stories. NF in NF d/w. £15.

STUDY IN SCARLET, A: THE FIRST BOOK ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES. London, Melbourne, and Johannesburg: Ward Lock, n.d. (c. 1959). NF in G d/w, heavily chipped, short tears, price-clipped. £8.

TREASURY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, A. Garden City: International Collectors Library, n.d. (c. 1980). Reprint of 1955 edition. Selected and with an introduction by Adrian Conan Doyle, who includes 27 short stories, A Study in Scarlet, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Handsome edition. NF in green textured leatherette, heavily decorated in gilt, nicked. £10.

VALLEY OF FEAR, THE. London: John Murray, 1949. Reprint of 1922 edition. Conan Doyle Uniform Edition. VG in G d/w, chipped, soiled, small piece missing from spine, short tears, spine darkened, externally and internally tape-reinforced. £15.


 

SHERLOCKIANA


ADEY, ROBERT C. S., ed. As It Might Have Been: A Collection of Sherlockian Parodies from Unlikely Sources. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. Trawls through long-forgotten 1893-1950 periodicals have yielded these dozens of unrecorded parodies, most unreprinted since their original appearances. Worthy companion to Ellery Queen’s The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes and Gibson and Green’s My Evening with Sherlock Holmes. As new in d/w. £20.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition. As new in illustrated wraps. £15.

ANDREWS, VAL. Sherlock Holmes and the Holborn Emporium. London: Breese Books, 2001. Sabotage afoot, as Holmes attempts to prevent the destruction of a London landmark. F in pictorial wraps. £7.50.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright. London: Breese Books, 1995. Holmes and Houdini join forces. F in pictorial wraps. £7.50.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and The Sandringham House Mystery. London: Breese Books, 1998. Holmes is summoned to King Edward VII’s residence to investigate the disappearance of a priceless painting. F in pictorial wraps. £7.50.

ARDAGH, PHILIP. Silly Side of Sherlock Holmes, The: A Brand New Adventure Using A Bunch of Old Pictures. London: Faber and Faber, 2005. A shameless piece of frivolous fun, using Sidney Paget’s original Strand Magazine illustrations. F in F d/w. £8.

ARNOLD, ALAN. Young Sherlock Holmes. London, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, and Auckland: Dragon Books/Grafton Books, 1986. First U.K. paperback edition. Novelisation of screenplay by Chris Columbus, from the Steven Spielberg film. VG in illustrated wraps, rubbed, short tear, mark caused by removal of label from front cover. £5.

BALL, BRIAN. Baker Street Boys, The. London: BBC/Knight, 1983. First paperback edition. Wiggins and the Irregulars in two episodes based on the BBC-TV series: "The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant" and "The Case of the Disappearing Despatch Case." NF in illustrated wraps, lightly rubbed. £6.

BARING-GOULD, WILLIAM S. Sherlock Holmes: A Biography of the World’s First Consulting Detective. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962. First full-length biography of Holmes. NF in NF d/w, lightly foxed, scuffed at extremities. £50.

BERGQUIST, JOHN, ed. Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota Christmas Annual 2005, The. Minneapolis: Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, 2005. Seasonal anthology includes Andrew Malec’s "An Interesting William Gillette Letter," which reveals, through a letter to Richard Burton, Gillette’s admiration for Frederic Dorr Steele’s work. Signed by Malec. F in illustrated card covers. £7.

BOUCHER, ANTHONY. Case of the Baker Street Irregulars, The. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Clever novel about Hollywood’s forthcoming Holmes film, members of the B.S.I. on the set, and murder. VG+ in G d/w, worn, scuffed, tape on reverse. £95.

----------. Case of the Baker Street Irregulars, The. Boston: Gregg Press, 1980. New introduction by Otto Penzler. Reprint of 1940 edition. VG+ in NF d/w, lightly soiled. £30.

BREND, GAVIN. My Dear Holmes: A Study in Sherlock. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1951. Second impression. One of the earliest biographies of Holmes. Exceptionally bright. F in NF d/w, price-clipped. £50.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) Davies, David Stuart. Dancing in the Moonlight: A Celebration of Jeremy Brett. London: MDF The BiPolar Organisation, 2006. Revelatory, intimate biography of Jeremy Brett, who found international fame as the dark and dangerous Sherlock Holmes, while battling, with great courage, his own manic depression. F in pictorial wraps. £20.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) Pritchard, Linda & Mary Ann Warner. Jeremy Brett–Linda Pritchard Story, The: On the Wings of Paradise. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Heartbreaking account of the last seven years of Brett’s life, written by the woman who shared his life as he struggled with manic depression and cardiomyopathy. Signed by Pritchard and Warner. As new in d/w. £40.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) Smith, R. Dixon. Jeremy Brett and David Burke: An Adventure in Canonical Fidelity. Minneapolis: Special Collections & Rare Books/University of Minnesota Libraries, 1986. Foreword by Michael Cox. Identifies the five finest impersonators of Holmes on stage and screen, with emphasis on the Granada Television series. Profusely illustrated. Out of print soon after publication. Scarce. Signed by Smith. F in pictorial card covers, in original mailing envelope. £60.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) Smith, R. Dixon. Jeremy Brett and David Burke: An Adventure in Canonical Fidelity. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 6. Foreword by Michael Cox. The first study of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Newly illustrated edition of a long-out-of-print account of the early years of the Granada Television Sherlock Holmes series, and an analysis of the five finest impersonators of Sherlock Holmes on stage and screen. Originally published in 1986, it quickly went out of print and has become a Sherlockian rarity. Contains a new introduction. Limited to 1,000 copies. Signed by Smith. F in pictorial card covers. £40.

BRUSIC, LUCY, JAMES HUBBS, & WILLIAM NADEL. Edith Meiser and Her Adventures with Sherlock Holmes: A Guide to the Edith Meiser Collection at the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis: Sherlock Holmes Collections/Special Collections and Rare Books/University of Minnesota, 1999. Essay by Cy Harris, an announcer for the long-running radio series Meiser scripted. A towering figure in the history of Sherlockian radio, Meiser wrote for William Gillette, Richard Gordon, Louis Hector, and Basil Rathbone. Includes a chronology of Holmes on radio (1930-1948) and a list of Meiser scripts held by the university. F in illustrated card covers. £8.

BRUSIC, LUCY M., ed. Sherlock Holmes: The Detective & The Collector--Essays on the John Bennett Shaw Library. Minneapolis: Special Collections/University of Minnesota Library, 1995. Preface by Austin J. McLean. Superb illustrated anthology on collecting Sherlockiana, with contributions by Thomas J. Stix, Jr., Nils Nordberg, David L. Hammer, Derham Groves, Peter E. Blau, et al. F as issued without d/w. £30.

CANNON, P. H. Pulptime: Being a Singular Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, H. P. Lovecraft, and the Kalem Club, As if Narrated by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. Buffalo: W. Paul Ganley/Weirdbook Press, 1984. Second impression. Foreword by Frank Belknap Long. Afterword by Robert Bloch. Illustrated by Stephen Fabian. Pastiche reveals that Holmes and H. P. Lovecraft actually met. Signed by Cannon. F in F d/w. £20.

(CATALOGUE.) Catalogue of Manuscripts and Autograph Letters, Continental and English Literature and History, and Modern First Editions. London: Bloomsbury House, 2006. First editions of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Lavishly illustrated in colour. F in illustrated pictorial wraps. £20.

(CATALOGUE.) Catalogue of Manuscripts & Autograph Letters, Literature and History, and Modern First Editions. London: Bloomsbury House, 2006. Two Conan Doyle autographed postcards, first edition of The Valley of Fear, and complete runs of The Sherlock Holmes Journal and Baker Street Miscellanea. Lavishly illustrated in colour. F in illustrated pictorial wraps. £20.

(CATALOGUE.) Catalogue of Modern First Editions: Sale 581. London: Bloomsbury House, 2006. First editions of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and an autographed copy of Memories and Adventures, plus four additional Conan Doyle first editions. Lavishly illustrated in colour. F in illustrated wraps. £10.

(CATALOGUE.) Malec, Andrew. Investigating Sherlock Holmes. Minneapolis: University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, 1985. Illustrated catalogue of a touring exhibition from one of the largest institutional collections of Sherlockiana in the world. Signed by Malec. F in illustrated card covers. £25.

(CATALOGUE.) Modern First Editions: Children’s, Illustrated and Private Press Books—Wednesday 30 November 2005. London: Christie’s, 2005. First editions of A Study in Scarlet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Lavishly illustrated in colour. F in illustrated pictorial wraps. £20.

(CATALOGUE.) Sherlock Holmes: Catalogue of an Exhibition held at Abbey House, Baker Street, London, May-September 1951. New York: Magico Magazine, 1984. Preface by Bernard Darwin. Facsimile reprint of catalogue originally issued in 1951 for the exhibition mounted for the Festival of Britain. NF in illustrated card covers. £15.

COLLINS, RANDALL. Case of the Philosophers’ Ring, The. New York: Crown Publishers, 1978. Holmes and Bertrand Russell investigate when Aleister Crowley is implicated in occult murder. F in F d/w, price-clipped. £20.

CONAN DOYLE, ADRIAN. "Adventure of the Red Widow, The," in Collier’s. Vol. 132, No. 9, October 2, 1953. Illustrated by Robert Fawcett. First appearance of pastiche collected in The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954). Uncommon. VG in paper covers, slightly chipped. £50.

CONAN DOYLE, ADRIAN & JOHN DICKSON CARR. Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, The. London: John Murray, 1954. One of the finest collections of short pastiches. NF in G d/w, rubbed, chipped, short tears. £15.

----------. Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Random House, 1954. First U.S. edition, third printing. One of the finest collections of short pastiches. F in VG+ d/w, slightly rubbed, price-clipped. £35.

----------. Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, The. London: John Murray, 1963. Six short pastiches from The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954). VG in illustrated wraps, lightly rubbed and foxed, original price inked out. £5.

----------. Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Gramercy Books, 1999. One of the finest collections of short pastiches, originally issued in 1954. F in F d/w. £10.

COOKE, CATHERINE, ed. Collecting Sherlockiana: John Bennett Shaw’s Basic Holmesian Library. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 10. The one hundred or so classic works that should be in every Sherlockian’s library, based on the lists circulated for years by famed collector John Bennett Shaw. Meticulously annotated and brought fully up to date by Catherine Cooke, curator of the Marylebone Library Sherlock Holmes Collection. Contains Shaw’s 1991 essay, Collecting Sherlockiana. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

COPPER, BASIL. Exploits of Solar Pons, The. Minneapolis: Fedogan & Bremer, 1993. First appearance of four new novellas concerning "the Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street." Signed by Copper. F in NF d/w. £15.

----------. Recollections of Solar Pons, The. Minneapolis: Fedogan & Bremer, 1995. Four novellas, three of them new; one appeared in a corrupted version in 1980 and has had its definitive text restored. Signed by Copper. F in F d/w. £15.

DAKIN, D. MARTIN. Sherlock Holmes Commentary, A. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972. Second impression. One of the most perceptive of the earlier commentators. Superior copy. Inscribed at length by Dakin. F in F d/w. £35.

DAVIES, DAVID STUART. Annals of Skelington Bones—Spook Detective, The: Number Two—The Spectral Passenger of Swarthy Halt. Huddersfield: Thumbprints, 1996. Second outrageous illustrated parody related by Dr Jonas A. Wartsanall. NF in illustrated card covers, bumped. £4.

----------. Scroll of the Dead, The: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. Holmes battles the forces of evil when he pits his wits against Sebastian Melmoth, a villain hell-bent on obtaining immortality through secrets contained in an Egyptian papyrus. As new in d/w. £20.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition. As new in illustrated wraps. £14.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair. Romford: Ian Henry Publications, 1991. Delightful sequel to Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda, involving Holmes with Rudolf Rassendyll, Colonel Sapt, and Rupert of Hentzau. F in F d/w. £15.

DIBDIN, MICHAEL. Last Sherlock Holmes Story, The. London: Sphere Books, 1980. First U.K. paperback edition, originally issued in 1978. Holmes becomes involved in the Jack the Ripper investigation. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in pictorial wraps. £10.

----------. Last Sherlock Holmes Story, The. London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1989. Reprint of 1978 edition. Peter Cushing depicted on cover. F in illustrated wraps. £8.

DICKS, TERRANCE. Case of the Missing Masterpiece, The: The Baker Street Irregulars. London: Scholastic Publications, 1980. Reprint of 1978 edition. The theft of a priceless painting catches the interest of a group of youngsters who name themselves after Sherlock Holmes’ famous assistants. F in illustrated wraps. £5.

DOUGLAS, CAROLE NELSON. Irene at Large. New York: Tor Books/Tom Doherty Associates, 1992. Third in a series of Irene Adler mysteries. F in F d/w. £10.

ESTLEMAN, LOREN D. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula: or the Adventure of the Sanguinary Count. Garden City: Doubleday, 1978. Holmes, Van Helsing, and Dracula. VG in VG d/w, title page effaced by magic marker, rubbed, lightly chipped, spine slightly faded. £10.

----------. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula: or the Adventure of the Sanguinary Count. New York: ibooks, 2000. Reprint of 1978 edition. F in illustrated wraps. £7.

EYLES, ALLEN. Sherlock Holmes: A Centenary Celebration. London: John Murray, 1986. Beautifully illustrated large-format study of the Holmes phenomenon. F in VG d/w, head of spine slightly wrinkled, price-clipped. £40.

FAWCETT, QUINN. Against the Brotherhood: A Mycroft Holmes Novel. New York: Forge Books/Tom Doherty Associates, 1997. Attempted assassinations, spy masters, double and triple agents, and sabotage in a new Mycroft Holmes mystery. F in F d/w. £15.

FISH, ROBERT L. Memoirs of Schlock Homes, The: A Bagel Street Dozen. Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974. Second collection of Homes and Watney parodies. Inscribed by Fish. F in NF d/w. £40.

----------. Schlock Homes: The Complete Bagel Street Saga. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1990. Omnibus edition of the first two collections plus nine additional cases that had never appeared in book form—32 outrageously hilarious parodies in all. F in F d/w. £20.

FRIENDS OF DR. WATSON, THE. Maiwand Luncheon Monograph, The: An Account of The Battle Of Maiwand & Associated Canonical & Military Matters, ed. Richard J. Stacpoole-Ryding. Letchworth Garden City: Friends of Dr. Watson, 2000. Second edition. Anthology celebrating the 120th anniversary of Dr. Watson’s Maiwand adventure. Includes "Watson at Maiwand," "Dr. Watson’s Medal," and John Hall’s "Don’t Shoot The Doctor, He’s Doing His Best." F in illustrated card covers. £5.

GARDNER, JOHN. Moriarty. London and Sydney: Pan Books, 1976. First paperback edition of The Return of Moriarty, originally issued in 1974. Brilliant pastiche in which Moriarty returns from the Reichenbach. VG+ in illustrated wraps, lightly soiled. £5.

----------. Revenge of Moriarty, The. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1975. First U.S. edition. The Napoleon of Crime once again cracks the whip of retribution over Holmes’ head. NF in VG d/w, rubbed, short tears, spine slightly faded. £20.

(GILLETTE, WILLIAM.) Curtain Is Up On The William Gillette Exhibit, The. Hartford: Stowe-Day Foundation, 1970. Introduction by Doris E. Cook. Lavishly illustrated catalogue from the 16 October 1970–31 January 1971 exhibit, with much material relating to Gillette’s career as Sherlock Holmes. F in illustrated card covers. £30.

(GILLETTE, WILLIAM.) Malec, Andrew. Molding the Image: William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. Minneapolis: Special Collections/University of Minnesota, 1983. Illustrated monograph tracing the actor’s profound impact on the image of Holmes. Signed by Malec. F in illustrated, textured card covers, in original mailing envelope. £30.

GOODRICH, WILLIAM D. New Good Old Index, The. Dubuque: Gasogene Press, 1994. Introduction by John Bennett Shaw. Expanded and revised edition of Good Old Index (1987). Useful concordance which allows any character, place, or quotation in the Canon to be located with ease. F in printed wraps. £20.

GREEN, RICHARD LANCELYN, ed. Mystery of the Spot Ball, The: An Unrecorded 1893 Sherlock Holmes Parody from the Edinburgh Student. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1997. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 2. The first appearance in over a hundred years of one of the earliest and rarest Sherlock Holmes parodies. Originally published in 1893, never reprinted, and not listed in any of the De Waal bibliographies. Limited to 400 copies. Signed by Lancelyn Green. As new in printed card covers. £5.

GREENBERG, MARTIN H., JON LELLENBERG, & DANIEL STASHOWER, eds. Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002. New pastiches from Daniel Stashower, Anne Perry, Loren D. Estleman, Philip A. Shreffler, et al., plus "Sherlock Holmes on the Internet" by Christoper Redmond and "A Sherlockian Library" by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower. F in F d/w, remainder mark. £15.

GREENBERG, MARTIN H., JON L. LELLENBERG, & DANIEL STASHOWER, eds. Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. New pastiches from Stuart M. Kaminsky, Anne Perry, Edward D. Hoch, Loren D. Estleman, L. B. Greenwood, et al., plus Conan Doyle’s "Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes." F in F d/w. £15.

GREENBERG, MARTIN HARRY & CAROL-LYNN ROSSEL WAUGH, eds. New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The: Original Stories by Eminent Mystery Writers. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987. Foreword by Jon Lellenberg. New pastiches from Stephen King, Michael Harrison, Peter Lovesey, et al. F in F d/w. £15.

----------, eds. New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The: Original Stories by Eminent Mystery Writers. London: Arlington Books, 1988. First U.K. edition. Foreword by Jon Lellenberg. New pastiches from Stephen King, Michael Harrison, Peter Lovesy, et al. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed and creased. £10.

GREENWALD, KEN. Lost Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The: Based on the Original Radio Plays by Dennis [sic] Green and Anthony Boucher. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993. Reprint of 1989 Mallard Press edition. Novelisations of 13 Rathbone-Bruce radio broadcasts from 1945 and 1946. Striking portrait of Rathbone on cover. F in F d/w. £15.

GREENWOOD, L. B. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Sabina Hall. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, and Singapore: Pocket Books, 1989. First paperback edition, third printing. Holmes attempts to discover who killed the cold-hearted master of an isolated, decaying mansion. NF in illustrated wraps, lightly creased. £2.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Thistle of Scotland. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, and Tokyo: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Holmes investigates the theft of a centuries-old royal jewel. F in F d/w. £15.

HALL, JOHN. Abominable Wife and Other Unrecorded Cases of Mr Sherlock Holmes, The. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. All of the unrecorded cases to which Watson alluded—including the Tarleton Murders, the Old Russian Woman, the Aluminium Crutch, the Vatican Cameos, and Ricoletti of the Club Foot and His Abominable Wife—subjected to scrutiny. A companion to Hall’s Sidelights on Holmes. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Abbey School Mystery. London: Breese Books, 2001. Watson impersonates a schoolmaster, as Holmes investigates the apparent suicide of a young instructor. F in pictorial wraps. £7.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Adler Papers. London: Breese Books, 2001. When Holmes saved the reputation of the King of Bohemia, he thought the case was closed. It wasn’t. F in illustrated wraps. £7.

----------. Sidelights on Holmes. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. Highly recommended Canonical commentaries, in the tradition of Dakin’s A Sherlock Holmes Commentary and McQueen’s Sherlock Holmes Detected. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

----------. Another copy. NF in illustrated wraps, lightly creased. £12.

HALL, ROBERT LEE. Exit Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective’s Final Days. London: John Murray, 1977. First U.K. edition. Science-fictional account of Holmes’ last, post-Reichenbach encounter with Moriarty. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in NF d/w. £20.

----------. Exit Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective’s Final Days. London: Sphere Books, 1979. First U.K. paperback edition. VG+ in pictorial wraps, spine slightly creased. £10.

----------. Exit Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective’s Final Days. London, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, and Auckland: Grafton Books, 1987. Reprint of 1977 edition. NF in pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed. £5.

HALL, TREVOR H. Late Mr. Sherlock Holmes & Other Literary Studies, The. London: Gerald Duckworth, 1971. Hall’s second volume of Holmesian scholarship. F in F d/w, price-clipped. £55.

HAMMER, DAVID L. To Play the Game: Being a Travel Guide to the North America of Sherlock Holmes. Dubuque: Gasogene Press, 1991. Third volume in Hammer’s series on locations in the Canon, profusely illustrated. NF in printed wraps, front cover lightly creased and scuffed. £15.

----------. Worth of the Game, The: Being a Final Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes. Dubuque: Gasogene Press, 1993. Fourth volume on Canonical sites, profusely illustrated. F in printed wraps. £15.

HANRATTY, THOMAS F. & DANIEL P. KING. Crime Scene Sketches: Reproduced in Fac-Simile from the Pen and Ink Drawings in the Note Book of a Private Enquiry Agent. [Milwaukee]: Daniel P. King and Thomas F. Hanratty, 1976. Introduction by John Bennett Shaw. Exceptionally scarce, illustrated monograph. Inscribed to Jack the Ripper authority Donald Rumbelow by Hanratty. NF in printed, spiral-bound card covers. £30.

HARDWICK, MICHAEL. Prisoner of the Devil. London and New York: Proteus, 1979. Treachery and political intrigue as Holmes tackles the Dreyfus case. F in VG+ d/w, lightly scuffed and stained. £20.

----------. Prisoner of the Devil. London and New York: Proteus, 1980. First U.S. edition, second printing. F in VG+ d/w, rubbed. £20.

----------. Private Life of Dr. Watson, The: Being the Personal Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985. First U.K. edition of Watson’s autobiography up to the meeting with Holmes. Review copy, with review slip laid in. F in F d/w. £35.

----------. Revenge of the Hound, The. New York: Villard Books, 1987. Second printing. Illustrated by Steranko. Set in 1902, just months after publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Has the hound reappeared on Hampstead Heath? F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Revenge of the Hound, The. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. First U.K. edition. Illustrated by Steranko. Set in 1902, just months after publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Has the hound reappeared on Hampstead Heath? F in NF d/w. £15.

----------. Revenge of the Hound, The. New York: ibooks, 1999. Reprint of 1987 edition. Illustrated by Steranko. NF in illustrated wraps. £10.

----------. Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes. Garden City: Doubleday, 1984. Holmes’ autobiography evokes magnificently a vanished world. NF in NF d/w. £15.

----------. Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes. London: Harvill Press, 1984. First U.K. edition. Holmes’ autobiography evokes magnificently a vanished world. F in F d/w. £10.

HARDWICK, MICHAEL & MOLLIE. Sherlock Holmes Companion, The. London: John Murray, 1962. Second impression. Standard Canonical compendium, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. F in VG d/w, lightly chipped, price-clipped. £30.

HARRISON, MICHAEL. In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Frederick Fell, 1960. First U.S. edition. Harrison’s classic study of the London and England of Holmes’ period. Superior copy. F in NF d/w, short tear. £50.

----------. World of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1975. First U.S. edition, second printing. Harrison’s third exploration of the period and events that provided the setting for the Holmes adventures. Signed by Harrison. F in VG d/w, faded, price-clipped. £45.

----------. Another copy. Third printing. VG+ in VG d/w, slightly chipped, short tears, externally but unobtrusively tape-reinforced, spine faded, price-clipped. £15.

HASTIE, EDMUND. Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Prince and Other Stories. London: Breese Books, 2000. Introduction by H. R. F. Keating. New short pastiches, distinguished by the fact that their author is only 14 years old and has been receiving rave reviews! F in pictorial wraps. £7.

(HAYCRAFT, HOWARD.) McLean, Austin J. Howard Haycraft and the Art of Detective Fiction. Minneapolis: Special Collections/University of Minnesota, 1993. Commemorative essay issued during an exhibit of the works of a noted Sherlockian. As new in illustrated card covers. £4.

HEARD, H. F. Reply Paid. New York: Lancer Books, [1964]. Reprint of 1942 edition. Second mystery in the Mr. Mycroft series. VG in illustrated wraps, lightly soiled. £5.

HIRAYAMA, YUICHI & JOHN HALL. Some Knowledge of Baritsu: An investigation of the Japanese system of wrestling used by Sherlock Holmes. Huddersfield: Northern Musgraves Sherlock Holmes Society, 1996. Musgrave Monograph Number Seven. Illustrated survey. F in illustrated wraps. £8.

HOCH, EDWARD D. Adventure of the Cipher in the Sand, The. New York, Los Angeles, and London: Mysterious Bookshop, 1999. Mysterious Sherlock Holmes #4. Short pastiche. Limited to 221 copies. F in illustrated card covers. £6.

HOLROYD, JAMES EDWARD. Baker Street By-Ways: A Book about Sherlock Holmes. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1959. Holroyd’s most famous work traces the growth of the Holmes phenomenon. F in VG d/w, rubbed, foxed, lightly chipped. £50.

----------, ed. Seventeen Steps to 221B: A Collection of Sherlockian Pieces by English Writers. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1967. Elusive, classic anthology, with contributions by Ronald Knox, S. C. Roberts, Dorothy L. Sayers, Gavin Brend, Adrian Conan Doyle, John Dickson Carr, Lord Donegall, et al. F in VG d/w, rubbed, price-clipped. £45.

HYDER, WILLIAM. From Baltimore to Baker Street: Thirteen Sherlockian Studies. Toronto: Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, 1995. Superb collection of essays that rivals those of Starrett, Christ, and Baring-Gould. F in pictorial boards. £20.

JENSEN, JENS BYSKOV. Baker Street once again & Baker Street endnu engang. Vejle: Baskerville&Co, 2002. Compelling search for the true location of 221B Baker Street. Well-illustrated with colour plates, Sidney Paget illustrations, and maps. Limited to 500 copies, of which 250 are for sale. In both English and Danish. Signed by Jensen. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

JONES, KELVIN I. Study in Verses, A. New York: Magico Magazine, 1988. Illustrations by Jeff Decker. Canonical verse. Inscribed by Jones. F in illustrated card covers. £5.

JORDAN, ANNE. ‘I Looked in at Mecca . . . .’ Huddersfield: Northern Musgraves Sherlock Holmes Society, 1993. Second impression. Musgrave Monograph Number Four. Illustrated study of Holmes’ activities during the Great Hiatus. Did he consciously emulate Sir Richard Burton? F in illustrated card covers. £8.

KING, LAURIE R. Moor, The: A Mary Russell Novel. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. Holmes and Mary Russell return to Dartmoor to investigate a phantom coach that haunts the moor. F in F d/w. £15.

----------. O Jerusalem. London: HarperCollins, 2002. First U.K. edition, originally published in 1994. A novel of suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, fifth in the series. F in F d/w. £15.

KOBAYASHI, TSUKASA, AKANE HIGASHIYAMA, & MASAHARU UEMURA. Sherlock Holmes’s London: Following the Footsteps of London’s Master Detective. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1984. Beautiful, large-format, full-colour odyssey through the London Holmes knew. NF in pictorial wraps. £25.

KURLAND, MICHAEL. Infernal Device, The. London: New English Library, 1979. First U.K. edition. Can Holmes and Moriarty circumvent Russia’s unspeakable madness? NF in NF d/w, price-clipped. £20.

----------. Infernal Device, The. London: New English Library/Times Mirror, 1981. First U.K. paperback edition, originally issued in 1978. VG in illustrated wraps, rubbed, spine slightly creased, remainder mark. £10.

LELLENBERG, JON, ed. Disjecta Membra: Stray Scraps of Irregular History, 1932-1950. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2001. Companion volume to the first five installments of the BSI Archival Series. Correspondence reproduced in facsimile from Ben Abramson, Christopher Morley, Vincent Starrett, Edgar W. Smith, William Gillette, et al. F in illustrated card covers. £10.

LELLENBERG, JON L., ed. Irregular Crises of the Late ‘Forties: An Archival History of The Baker Street Irregulars—Summer 1947–December 1950. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 1999. BSI Archival Series No. 5. Fifth volume in the meticulously documented series. F in illustrated wraps. £20.

----------, ed. Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties: An Archival History of The Baker Street Irregulars—Autumn 1943–June 1947. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 1995. BSI Archival Series No. 4. Fourth volume in the massively documented series. F in illustrated wraps. £20.

----------, ed. Irregular Records of the Early ‘Forties: An Archival History of The Baker Street Irregulars—January 1941–March 1944. New York: Fordham University Press, 1991. BSI Archival Series No. 3. Third volume in the carefully documented series. F in illustrated wraps. £50.

LESCROART, JOHN. Son of Holmes: A Fiction. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1986. The deductive debut of Holmes’ putative son, set in the dark days of the First World War. F in F d/w. £10.

LESTER, PAUL. Sherlock Holmes in Birmingham. Birmingham: Paul Lester, 1989. Conan Doyle’s and Holmes’ Birmingham connections. Inscribed by Lester. F in illustrated card covers. £10.

MASON, BILL. Deeper Shades: The Dressing-Gowns of Sherlock Holmes and the Psychology of Color. Centreville: Bill Mason, 1998. Perceptive study of Holmes’ blue, purple, and mouse-coloured dressing-gowns, and why he chose such colours. Limited to 221 copies, signed by Mason. As new in illustrated card covers. £6.

MCKURAS, JULIE & RICHARD J. SVEUM. Treasures from the John Bennett Shaw Sherlock Holmes Library: An Exhibit at the Baker Street Irregulars’ Reception, National Arts Club, New York City, January 15, 2000. Minneapolis: Sherlock Holmes Collections/Special Collections and Rare Books/Elmer L. Andersen Library/University of Minnesota, 2000. Afterword by Tim Johnson. Illustrated catalogue of an exhibition from the largest institutional collection of Sherlockiana in the world. Limited to 500 copies. F in illustrated card covers. £6.

MCQUEEN, IAN. Sherlock Holmes Detected: The Problems of the Long Stories. Newton Abbot, London, and Vancouver: David & Charles, 1974. New light on old problems. One of the most perceptive of the earlier commentators. Superior copy. F in F d/w. £30.

MEYER, NICHOLAS. Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. London, Sydney, Auckland, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1975. First U.K. edition. Holmes meets Freud. Reviews laid in. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in NF d/w, short tear. £10.

----------. West End Horror, The: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. London, Sydney, Auckland, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976. First U.K. edition. A bizarre murder in the West End leads Holmes to the theatre district’s most creative luminaries: George Bernard Shaw, Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde, et al. Review laid in. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in F d/w. £10.

MILLETT, LARRY. Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon. New York: Viking, 1996. Holmes and Watson travel to Minnesota in 1894 to stop the murderous arsonist known as the Red Demon. F in F d/w. £15.

MILLIGAN, SPIKE. Hound of the Baskervilles According to Spike Milligan, The. London: Virgin, 2001. First paperback edition. Illustrated by Rob Seabury. Holmes’ most famous adventure, hilariously retold by eccentric comedian Spike Milligan. F in pictorial wraps. £6.

MONAHAN, ERIC. Man with the Shaven Scalp, The: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Paignton: Eric Monahan, 1994. Short pastiche. Inscribed by Monahan. F in illustrated card covers. £10.

NIELSEN, BJARNE. Great Northern Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The. Nykobing: Pinkerton, 1997. History of the Great Northern (Nordisk) series of Sherlock Holmes films produced in Denmark between 1908 and 1911. Previous surveys of Sherlockian cinema have relied on the same few stills, which have been reproduced again and again. But a large cache of previously unpublished stills has now surfaced and is included here—over 80 stills plus a complete script for a hitherto-unrecorded entry in the series. A major contribution to our knowledge of early Sherlockian cinema. Limited to 500 copies. In English. Inscribed by Nielsen. F in illustrated wraps. £20.

NIZZA, PAUL. Adventures of the Five Puce Map Tacks, The. Goldens Bridge: Fibonacci Corporation, 1976. Scarce, illustrated Doorlock Homes parody. Signed by Nizza. F in VG+ d/w, minute chip, two short tears. £20.

NOWN, GRAHAM. Elementary My Dear Watson: Sherlock Holmes Centenary—His Life & Times. London: Ward Lock, 1986. Large-format illustrated survey of the Holmes phenomenon. F in F d/w. £25.

PEARLMAN, GILBERT. Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, The. New York: Ballantine Books, 1975. Novelisation of Gene Wilder screenplay. The film starred Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and Leo McKern. 16 pages of stills. Wilder and Kahn depicted on cover. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in pictorial wraps. £10.

PENZLER, OTTO & THOMAS H. COOK, eds. Best American Crime Writing: 2005, The. New York, Toronto, London, and Sydney: Harper Perennial, 2005. Introduction by James Ellroy. Contains David Grann’s "Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic," a sensationalised account of the death of Richard Lancelyn Green, the world’s leading Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes scholar, reprinted from The New Yorker. F in pictorial wraps. £10.

PETRIE, GLEN. Dorking Gap Affair, The: A Mycroft Holmes Adventure. London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, and Auckland: Bantam Press, 1989. First in a series of Mycroft Holmes mysteries. F in NF d/w. £15.

POINTER, MICHAEL. Public Life of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Drake Publishers, 1975. First U.S. edition. Comprehensive history of Holmes on stage, screen, radio, and television. F in F d/w. £25.

----------. Sherlock Holmes File, The. Newton Abbot, London, and Vancouver: David & Charles, 1976. Large pictorial history of Holmes in books and on stage and screen. NF in VG d/w, creased, spine heavily faded. £10.

----------. Sherlock Holmes File, The. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1976. First U.S. edition. F in VG+ d/w, light wear at head of spine, short tear, price-clipped. £15.

PUTNEY, CHARLES R., JOSEPH A. CUTSHALL KING, & SALLY SUGARMAN, eds. Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Sleuth to Modern Hero. Lanham and London: Scarecrow Press, 1996. This anthology, which grew out of a 1994 conference at Bennington College, Vermont, celebrates the timelessness of Holmes as a cultural icon. Includes keynote address, "Sherlock Holmes on Film: A Personal View," by Nicholas Meyer, author of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. F in laminated illustrated boards. £30.

QUEEN, ELLERY. Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper. London: Victor Gollancz, 1967. First U.K. edition of A Study in Terror, originally published in paperback in 1966. Loosely based on the screenplay for the 1966 film that starred John Neville. Uncommon. F in NF d/w, short closed tears. £100.

RESNICK, MIKE & MARTIN H. GREENBERG, eds. Sherlock Holmes in Orbit. New York: MJF Books, 1997. Second printing. First hardbound edition, originally published in paperback in 1995. Science-fiction anthology, including confrontations with Fu Manchu, Moriarty, and vampires. F in NF d/w. £10.

RICE, SUSAN. Somnambulist and the Detective, The: Vincent Starrett and Sherlock Holmes. Huddersfield: Northern Musgraves Sherlock Holmes Society, 2000. Musgrave Monograph Number Ten. Illustrated study of the career of one of the world’s most outstanding Sherlockian scholars, author of the cornerstone work, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. F in laminated illustrated wraps. £8.

RICHARDSON, MIKE. "Holmes on Screen: A Guide to Collectable Sherlock Holmes Film and T.V. Spin-Off Items," in Book and Magazine Collector. No. 109, April 1993. Illustrated survey. Contains bibliography. NF in pictorial paper covers. £8.

RICHARDSON, ROBERT. Book of the Dead, The. London: Gollancz Crime, 1990. First paperback edition. Murder mystery concerning the last unpublished Holmes story, which is printed in full within the text. NF in illustrated wraps. £7.

ROBERTS, BARRIE. Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder: A narrative believed to be from the pen of John H. Watson MD. London: Constable, 2001. Lestrade arrives at 221B with a parcel sent to Scotland Yard, containing the shrunken head of Crosby, the missing banker. F in F d/w. £15.

ROBERTS, S. C. Holmes & Watson: A Miscellany. London, New York, and Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1953. Classic collection of essays plus two unrecorded adventures, "Christmas Eve" and "The Strange Case of the Megatherium Thefts." Superior copy. F in NF d/w, only slightly rubbed, price-clipped. £40.

----------. Holmes & Watson: A Miscellany. New York: Otto Penzler Books, 1994. Welcome paperback reprint, with cover illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele. NF in illustrated wraps. £10.

RODEN, CHRISTOPHER & BARBARA RODEN. "On the Shoulders of Giants: Jack Tracy and The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana," in The Baker Street Journal 2001 Christmas Annual. Hanover: Baker Street Journal, 2001. Fully documented history of the making of a cornerstone work of Sherlockiana. The genesis and publishing history of an indispensable reference work, revealed through its author’s correspondence. Signed by Christopher and Barbara Roden. F in illustrated card covers. £12.

----------, eds. Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, The: The Blue Carbuncle. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1999. Fourth volume of a projected sixty-volume series. Leading Sherlockian and Doylean writers explore sources, ladies’ maids, geese, carbuncles, and Victorian Christmases. Contributions by John Hall, Owen Dudley Edwards, Catherine Cooke, Bernard Davies, Richard Lancelyn Green, David Stuart Davies, Diana Barsham, Nicholas Utechin, et al. Illustrated. F as issued without d/w, with mylar sleeve. £20.

----------, eds. Another copy. First paperback edition. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

----------, eds. Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, The: The Dying Detective. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. First paperback edition. Third volume of a projected sixty-volume series. Leading Sherlockian and Doylean writers explore sources, chronology, illustrations, and the original manuscript. Contributions by Chris Redmond, Richard Lancelyn Green, Owen Dudley Edwards, David Stuart Davies, John Hall, Diana Barsham, R. Dixon Smith, Kathryn White, et al. Illustrated. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

----------, eds. Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, The: The Musgrave Ritual. Penyffordd: Calabash Press, 1996. First volume of a projected sixty-volume series. Leading Sherlockian and Doylean writers explore previous Musgravian writings, sources, illustrators, and a new theory concerning Brunton’s accomplice. Contributions by Richard Lancelyn Green, Owen Dudley Edwards, David Stuart Davies, R. Dixon Smith, et al. Illustrated. F as issued without d/w. £30.

----------, eds. Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, The: The Speckled Band. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1997. Second volume of a projected sixty-volume series. Leading Sherlockian and Doylean writers examine earlier critical writings, sources, locked-room mysteries, Gothic elements, the location of Stoke Moran, and Conan Doyle’s own stage adaptation. Contributions by Richard Lancelyn Green, Owen Dudley Edwards, David Stuart Davies, Kelvin Jones, Chris Redmond, R. Dixon Smith, et al. Illustrated. F as issued without d/w, with mylar sleeve. £20.

ROSENBERG, SAMUEL. Naked Is the Best Disguise: The Death and Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes. London: Arlington Books, 1975. First U.K. edition. Conan Doyle as brilliant, sexually preoccupied allegorist. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly soiled, price-clipped. £10.

----------. Naked Is the Best Disguise: The Death and Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Penguin Books, 1975. First paperback edition, originally issued in 1974. Conan Doyle as brilliant, sexually preoccupied allegorist. VG in illustrated wraps, rubbed, soiled. £5.

ROSENBLATT, ALBERT M., ed. "The Best of the Pips Volume II: More Papers on the Sundial," in The Baker Street Journal 1999 Christmas Annual. Hanover: Baker Street Journal, 1999. An anthology from the B.S.I. scion society The Five Orange Pips. Topics examined include Holmes’ university and the first U.S. edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles. F in illustrated card covers. £10.

ROSS, MICHAEL, ed. Sherlock Holmes in Film und Fernsehen: Ein Handbuch. Koln: Baskerville Bucher, 2003. Splendid illustrated anthology traces the history of Holmes films and television productions in Germany. New research on German silent films; Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war; chapters on Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Ian Richardson, and Jeremy Brett; plus comprehensive filmography. In German. Signed by Ross. F in pictorial wraps. £25.

ROTHMAN, STEVEN, ed. Standard Doyle Company, The: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes. New York: Fordham University Press, 1990. Collection of essays, short stories, a play, and previously unpublished material about Holmes, the B.S.I., and all aspects of Sherlockiana. F in F d/w. £25.

RUBINO, JANE. Knight Errant: The Singular Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 2000. Three novella-length pastiches, all linked to cases mentioned in the Canon by Watson: "The Case of the Uncommon Necklace," "The Case of the Notorious Practitioner," and "The Case of the Eccentric Bequest." As new in d/w. £20.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition. As new in illustrated wraps. £15.

SHAW, STANLEY. Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test. London: W. H. Allen, 1985. Holmes intervenes when a mysterious disappearance threatens a cricket match. F in NF d/w. £15.

SMITH, DENIS O. Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, The: Volume Four. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 2002. Fourth volume in a series of critically acclaimed novella-length pastiches: "The Adventure of The Von Strauffhausen Papers," "The North Walk Mystery," "The Adventure of The Willow Pool," and "The Adventure of The Yellow Glove." F in F d/w. £20.

----------. Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, The: Volume Three. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1999. Third volume in a series of critically acclaimed novella-length pastiches: "The Adventure of The Lost Seven," "The Adventure of The Old School Friend," "The Adventure of The Silver Buckle," and "The Adventure of Juniper Cottage." F in F d/w. £20.

----------. Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, The: Volume Two. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 1998. First paperback edition. Second volume of the first collected edition of a series of critically acclaimed novella-length pastiches originally published as pamphlets from 1982 to 1985. Contains "The Secret of Shoreswood Hall" and "The Adventure of The Christmas Visitor," both revised for this edition, and "The Adventure of The Green Umbrella," newly written. F in illustrated wraps. £20.

SOARES, JO. Samba for Sherlock, A. New York: Pantheon, 1997. First U.S. edition of the Brazilian bestseller, O xango de Baker Street (1995). Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers. Internationally acclaimed suspense thriller set in Rio de Janeiro, to which Holmes is summoned in 1886 to investigate the theft of a Stradivarius violin. A serial killer is on the loose during Sarah Bernhardt’s triumphant South American tour. F in F d/w. £15.

SOLOVAY, JACOB C. Sherlock Holmes: Two Sonnet Sequences--A Baker Street Dozen and Conversations in Baker Street. Culver City: Luther Norris, 1969. Introduction by August Derleth. Illustrations by Frank Utpatel. Sherlockian verse. No. 85 of 300 copies. F in illustrated, textured card covers. £10.

STARRETT, VINCENT. Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960. Revised, enlarged edition of classic biography, originally issued in 1933. Most famous of the early classic works of Higher Criticism. F in VG d/w, rubbed. £75.

----------. Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1961. First U.K. edition of revised, enlarged edition, originally issued in 1933. F in VG d/w, chipped, short tears. £50.

----------. Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Otto Penzler Books, 1993. Welcome paperback reprint, with cover illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele. NF in illustrated wraps. £10.

(STARRETT, VINCENT.) McLean, Austin J. Exhibit from The Vincent Starrett Library, An: Books, Periodicals, Manuscripts, Letters, Photographs, Memorabilia. Minneapolis: Special Collections/University of Minnesota, 1989. Illustrated catalogue of a major Starrett exhibit. F in textured card covers. £8.

(STEELE, FREDERIC DORR.) Malec, Andrew. Frederic Dorr Steele Memorial Collection, The. Minneapolis: Special Collections and Rare Books/University of Minnesota Libraries, 1987. Illustrated monograph issued to commemorate the donation of a large collection of Steele memorabilia. Signed by Malec. F in illustrated card covers. £20.

(STEELE, FREDERIC DORR.) ----------. Other Master, The: Frederic Dorr Steele—A Commemorative Essay. Minneapolis: Special Collections/University of Minnesota, 1984. Illustrated monograph issued during an exhibit of the artist’s original and published work. Signed by Malec. F in card covers. £30.

STEINBRUNNER, CHRIS & NORMAN MICHAELS. Films of Sherlock Holmes, The. Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1978. Large-format, illustrated history of Sherlockian cinema, with emphasis on Rathbone and Bruce. Superior copy. F in NF d/w. £30.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition, second printing. VG in pictorial wraps, lightly creased. £15.







MAGAZINE APPEARANCES


(ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPLETE IN THE STRAND MAGAZINE.) The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1891. Vol. II, July to December 1891. Contains "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "A Case of Identity," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Five Orange Pips," and "The Man with the Twisted Lip." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1892. Vol. III, January to June 1892. Contains "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb," "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1892. Vol. IV, July to December 1892. Contains "The Adventure of Silver Blaze." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Three vols. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Nice bright copies. VG, heads of spines lightly scuffed, rear board lightly mottled (Vol. II). £180 the set.

"Evidence for Fairies, The" in The Strand Magazine. Vol. 61, No. 363, March 1921. Conan Doyle’s second fairy article. Two new Cottingley fairies photographs, about which he later wrote The Coming of the Fairies (1922). Exceptionally scarce. VG in colour paper covers, some front adverts carefully removed, head and heel of spine chipped. £120.

"Man Who Would Wreck the World, The," in Hearst’s International and Cosmopolitan. Vol. 86, February 1929. Illustrated by J. M. Clement. First U.S. appearance of "The Disintegration Machine," a Professor Challenger science-fiction tale. Collected in The Maracot Deep (1929). As attractive as it is scarce. VG in illustrated paper covers, head and heel of spine chipped. £100.

(MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPLETE IN THE STRAND MAGAZINE.) The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1893. Vol. V, January to June 1893. Contains "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box," "The Adventure of the Yellow Face," "The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk," "The Adventure of the ‘Gloria Scott’," "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual," and "The Adventure of the Reigate Squire." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1893. Vol. VI, July to December 1893. Contains "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," "The Adventure of the Resident Patient," "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter," "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty" (two parts), and "The Adventure of the Final Problem." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Two vols. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Nice bright copies. VG, heads of spines lightly scuffed. £120 the set.





EPHEMERA


(POSTCARD.) Arthur Wontner in The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes. Colour portrait, with dressing gown and pipe, from film poster. As new. £2.

(POSTCARD.) Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Stanley MacKenzie, 1986. Holmes, Beeton’s, and Conan Doyle. In colour. As new. £2.

(POSTCARD.) Clive Brook in The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Handsome portrait against colour profile of Holmes. F. £2.

(POSTCARD.) Oversized 6"x9" Frederic Dorr Steele Sherlock Holmes colour cover for Collier’s (26 December 1903). Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Minnesota Libraries, 2003. F. £5.

(POSTCARD.) Gillette Castle State Park. William Gillette’s legendary castle in Hadlyme, Connecticut, from the 1970s. In colour. As new. £4.

(POSTCARD.) The Hound of the Baskervilles. Colour advert from The Strand Magazine for new novel from George Newnes Ltd. As new. £2.

(POSTCARD.) Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war, starring Hans Albers and Heinz Ruhmann (1937). Sepia. As new. £1.

(POSTCARD.) The Sherlock Holmes. Reconstruction of sitting-room, 221B Baker Street, in the Sherlock Holmes Pub, London. In colour. As new. £2.

(POSTCARD.) Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, 1951. Reconstruction of sitting-room, 221B Baker Street, looking toward window. F. £20.

(POSTCARD.) Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, 1951. Reconstruction of sitting-room, 221B Baker Street, looking from window. F. £20.

(POSTCARD.) Sherlock Holmes Traditional Public House and Restaurant, 10 Northumberland Street, London. Reconstruction of sitting-room, 221B Baker Street. In colour. As new. £2.

(POSTCARDS.) Maximum Original, 1993. Set of five postcards depicting Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes artwork from the Conan Doyle Uniform Edition. Each features Holmes in a different pose. In colour. As new. £10 the set.

(POSTCARDS.) Oxford University Press, 1993. Set of nine different postcards, each depicting dust-wrapper art from The Oxford Sherlock Holmes. In colour. As new. £15 the set.

(POSTCARDS.) 1993 Royal Mail Sherlock Holmes. Set of five Royal Mail postcards, each depicting a Sherlock Holmes stamp: "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem." In colour. As new. £8 the set.

(POSTER.) Raffles Hotel / Singapore. 18"x26" poster, which asks, "Where else should one partake of the Singapore Sling but at Raffles Hotel." Lovely decorative border, plus an immaculately attired gentleman drinking at the long bar. Although the hotel was not named for E. W. Hornung’s amateur cracksman, this rare poster makes a superb associational item. Heavy card stock. F. £10.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES & SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE IN PUNCH.) Punch, or the London Charivari. London: Punch, 1926. Vol. CLXX, January to June 1926. The famous drawing of Conan Doyle wreathed in smoke, with Sherlock Holmes, wearing dressing-gown and smoking pipe, shackled to his leg. Scarce 8"x10" illustration by Bernard Partridge appeared in the 12 May 1926 issue. Magnificent. Also contains two lesser-known Holmes illustrations. Maroon cloth, heavily decorated, titled gilt. VG+, lightly rubbed, spine faded. £120.

----------. Another copy. VG, lightly rubbed, nicked, extremities faded, front cover lightly wrinkled. £110.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES MISCELLANEA.) Various ephemeral items: Royal Mail Sherlock Holmes first-day cover, bearing all five stamps, packaged in attractive souvenir card folder depicting Beeton’s Christmas Annual, The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Peter Cushing, and Jeremy Brett; hand-coloured, woodcut print of a Japanese Holmes by Kiyoshi Tanaka; leaflet promoting David Stuart Davies’ Bending the Willow; invitation to the launch of Michael Cox’s A Study in Celluloid; programme for Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s; handbills promoting Paul Giovanni’s The Crucifer of Blood, Christopher Martin’s A Study in Scarlet, and F. G. Callan’s Partners in Crime; cocktail napkin with silhouette of Basil Rathbone; Conan Doyle postcard, drawn by Douglas Walters; 1900 Queen Victoria cigarette card; 1969 General Gordon cigarette card; 1986 Lion’s Mane Jellyfish cigarette card; 1987 Cottingley Fairies cigarette card; set of eight Study in Scarlet prints. F. £30.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES POSTER COLLECTION.) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 18"x24" poster, in colour, depicting the only known example of the first edition in its original dust wrapper. With Move Over Moriarty. 13"x17" poster from the 1997 production of the irreverent comedy. With Partners in Crime. 16"x23" poster from the play’s 1990 run at London’s New End Theatre; Holmes in profile, after the style of Frederic Dorr Steele. With Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s. 12"x16" poster from the play’s Autumn 1996 touring production starring Miles Richardson (son of Ian Richardson). Four posters. F. £15 the set.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY-COVER SOUVENIRS.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": Sherlock Holmes Royal Mail Mint Stamps. All five stamps, packaged in attractive souvenir card folder depicting Beeton’s Christmas Annual, The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Peter Cushing, and Jeremy Brett. With First-Day Cover. Conan Doyle (Crowborough) Establishment. Envelope bearing likenesses of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, commemorating the 135th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth, franked 22 May 1994, Windlesham, Crowborough. Limited edition of 30 copies, numbered and signed by Malcolm Payne. F. £30 the set.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": Sherlock Holmes Royal Mail Mint Stamps. All five stamps, packaged in attractive souvenir card folder depicting Beeton’s Christmas Annual, The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Peter Cushing, and Jeremy Brett. F. £30.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Greek Interpreter": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett and David Burke, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, Sherlock Holmes, Granada TV, Manchester. Limited edition. F. £30.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, Sherlock Holmes, Granada TV, Manchester. Limited edition. F. £30.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, and Patricia Hodge, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Baker St London NW1, Granada Television. Limited edition. F. £30.








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