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Thierry Saint-Joanis
Rupert Books :
promos de juillet

Rupert Books July ACD & SH listing
Juillet 13, 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 juillet, avec des réductions exceptionnelles. 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.


Promos de juillet/BIG JULY 2007 SALE

10% OFF ALL ORDERS UP TO £100

20% OFF ORDERS OVER £100

30% OFF ORDERS OVER £200

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








SHERLOCK HOLMES BY A. CONAN DOYLE


ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE, THE. London: Westminster Libraries/Arthur Conan Doyle Society, 1991. Introduction by Julian Symons. Afterword by Owen Dudley Edwards. Facsimile of original manuscript. F in F d/w. £25.

ADVENTURE OF THE LION’S MANE, THE. London: Westminster Libraries/Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 1992. Introduction by Colin Dexter. Afterword by Richard Lancelyn Green. Facsimile of original manuscript. F in F d/w. £25.

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.

(INTERNATIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES PLUS SHERLOCK HOLMES PAPERBACK BONANZA.) Ronald Burt De Waal, The International Sherlock Holmes: A Companion Volume to The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Hamden: Archon Books/London: Mansell Publishing, 1980. Second of De Waal’s massive Sherlockian bibliographies—6,135 entries. VG in VG d/w, rubbed, chipped, short tears. Plus an attractive and varied assortment: The Best of Sherlock Holmes (Dent/Everyman Library, 1995, VG+); Sherlock Holmes: Four Great Novels (Parragon, 1995, NF); Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories (Parragon, 1995, NF); Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band (Penguin 60s, 1996, F). Plus set of three matching Puffin Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1994, F), The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F), and The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F). Plus set of four matching Penguin Popular Classics: A Study in Scarlet (1996, F), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1996, F), and His Last Bow (1997, F). Twelve volumes. £35 the set.

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 IN INDIAN EDITIONS.) A collection of uncommon English-language paperback editions published in India: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Calcutta: Rupa, 1989, F); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Bombay: Jaico, 1991, NF); Best of Sherlock Holmes (New Delhi: Classic Paperbacks, c. 1989, VG); The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Calcutta: Rupa, 1989, F); Cases of Sherlock Holmes (New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 1990, VG+); The Complete Long Stories of Sherlock Holmes (Bombay: Jaico, 1990, VG+). Plus three-volume edition of the entire Canon: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Novels and Stories (New Delhi: Classic Paperbacks, c. 1989; rear cover of Volume I features a photograph of Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley; rear cover of Volume III features a photograph of Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock; F). Nine volumes. £40 the set.

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.


 

SHERLOCKIANA


HAMMER, DAVID L., ed. Studies in Scarlet. Dubuque: Gasogene Press, 1989. Introduction by Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Belated centenary celebration, with essays by Michael Harrison, Michael Hardwick, Jon Lellenberg, et al. F in printed wraps. £20.

SHREFFLER, PHILIP A., ed. Sherlock Holmes by Gas-Lamp: Highlights from the First Four Decades of The Baker Street Journal. New York: Fordham University Press, 1989. Important anthology, with essays by Edgar W. Smith, Ellery Queen, Vincent Starrett, Julian Wolff, Christopher Morley, S. Tupper Bigelow, Walter Klinefelter, et al. F in F d/w. £35.

SWIFT, WAYNE B. "History of The Silver Blaze," in The Baker Street Journal 2000 Christmas Annual. Hanover: Baker Street Journal, 2000. Illustrated history of the race that has become a major Sherlockian tradition during the past fifty years. F in illustrated card covers. £12.

SYMONS, JULIAN. Three Pipe Problem, A. New York, Evanston, San Francisco, and London: Harper & Row, 1975. First of Symons’ mysteries featuring Sheridan Haynes, TV’s Sherlock Holmes. Scotland Yard couldn’t solve the Karate Killings; can "Sherlock Holmes"? F in VG+ d/w, slightly rubbed, scuffed, small tear. £10.

----------. Three-Pipe Problem, A. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1977. First U.K. paperback edition, originally issued in 1975. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. NF in pictorial wraps. £4.

----------. Another copy. VG in pictorial wraps, rubbed. £3.

----------. Three-Pipe Problem, A. Geneva: Heron Books, 1981. Reprint of 1975 edition. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in printed leatherette wraps. £4.

----------. Three-Pipe Problem, A. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1984. Originally issued in 1975. VG+ in pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed and creased. £3.

----------. Three-Pipe Problem, A. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1988. Originally issued in 1975. NF in pictorial wraps. £3.

----------. Another copy. VG in pictorial wraps, spine nicked, lightly creased. £2.

THOMAS, DONALD. Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1998. First U.S. edition, originally published in 1997. Seven short pastiches: "The Ghost in the Machine," "The Crown Jewels," "The Unseen Hand," "The Blood Royal," "The Camden Town Murder," "The Missing Rifleman," and "The Yokohama Club." F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes, The. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1999. First paperback edition, originally published in 1997. NF in illustrated wraps. £10.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose. London: Macmillan, 2001. Six short pastiches: "The Two ‘Failures’ of Sherlock Holmes," "The Racing Certainty," "The Naked Bicyclists," "The Sporting Major," "The Hygienic Husband," and "The Talking Corpse." F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose. London: Pan Books, 2002. First paperback edition. Six short pastiches: "The Two ‘Failures’ of Sherlock Holmes," "The Racing Certainty," "The Naked Bicyclists," "The Sporting Major," "The Hygienic Husband," and "The Talking Corpse." F in illustrated wraps. £6.

----------. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice from the Crypt. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002. First U.S. edition, originally published as Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose (2001). Six short pastiches: "The Two ‘Failures’ of Sherlock Holmes," "The Racing Certainty," "The Naked Bicyclists," "The Sporting Major," "The Hygienic Husband," and "The Voice from the Cyypt: The Talking Corpse." F in F d/w. £15.

THOMSON, JUNE. Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, The. London: Constable, 1992. Second in a popular series of short pastiches. F in NF d/w. £20.

----------. Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes, The. London: Constable, 1997. Second impression. Fourth in a popular series of short pastiches. F in F d/w. £20.

TRACY, JACK. Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana, The: Or, A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and His Biographer John H. Watson, M.D. London: New English Library, 1978. First U.K. edition. Every person, place, and thing in the Canon—more than 3,500 main entries. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed. £25.

----------. Another copy. VG in VG d/w, last six pages wrinkled and slightly soiled. £20.

----------. Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana, The: Or, A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and His Biographer John H. Watson, M.D. New York: Avon Books, 1979. First paperback edition. NF in illustrated wraps. £15.

----------. Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Encyclopedia, The: A Universal Dictionary of Sherlock Holmes and His Biographer, Dr. John H. Watson. New York and Avenel: Gramercy Books, [1997]. Reprint of The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana (1977). Every person, place, and thing in the Canon--more than 3,500 main entries. Stunning photo of Rathbone on cover. F in F d/w. £15.

----------, ed. Reflections on A Scandal in Bohemia. New York: Magico Magazine, 1986. Anthology devoted entirely to "A Scandal in Bohemia," with essays by James Montgomery, Jay Finley Christ, Richard Lancelyn Green, et al. F as issued without d/w. £30.

TROW, M. J. Lestrade and the Guardian Angel. London: Constable, 1990. Seventh novel in the popular Lestrade series. F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Lestrade and the Magpie. London: Constable, 1991. Tenth novel in the popular Lestrade series. F in F d/w. £15.

UTECHIN, NICHOLAS, ed. Best of The Sherlock Holmes Journal, The: Volume One—Selections from the 8 Volumes. London: Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 2006. Foreword by Anthony Howlett. Important anthology, with essays by James Edward Holroyd, Winifred Paget, Colin Prestige, Gavin Brend, D. Martin Dakin, T. S. Blakeney, Bernard Davies, Lord Donegall, et al. No 182 of 300 copies. F in F d/w. £35.

VANNEMAN, ALAN. Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002. A long sea journey and a story for which the world is finally prepared. F in F d/w, remainder mark. £15.

WEBB, KEITH E. Sherlock Holmes in Japan. Bellevue: NextChurch Resources, 1998. Foreword by Kiyoshi Tanaka. The rich history of the Sherlock Holmes movement in Japan. An insider’s look at the largest Sherlockian movement in the world and Japan’s fascination with the Canon, from Holmes’ first appearance in 1894 and the founding of the first society in 1948 (whose members included the Japanese Prime Minister himself) to present-day societies. As new in illustrated wraps. £8.

WEIGHELL, RON. Irregular Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 2000. Five classic supernatural pastiches: "The Case of the Fiery Messengers," "The Shadow of the Wolf" (revised and lengthened since its original appearance in 1992), "The Curse of Nectanebo," "The Sect of the Salamander," and "The Black Heaven." As new in d/w. £20.







 

NON-SHERLOCKIAN WORKS OF A. CONAN DOYLE 


ADVENTURES OF GERARD. London: George Newnes, 1903. Second collection of short stories featuring the French Napoleonic cavalry officer, originally serialised in The Strand Magazine between 1899 and 1903. Conan Doyle’s most humorous character. Illustrated by W. B. Wollen. Dark blue cloth, decorated with pictorial design of fleur-de-lis, titled gilt. VG, rubbed. £110.

----------. Another copy. W. H. Smith & Son’s Subscription Library plate on front paste-down. VG, rubbed. £85.

ADVENTURES OF GERARD, THE. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by W. B. Wollen. Dark green cloth, heavily decorated with pictorial design of Gerard in full figure, titled lime green. VG, rubbed, gilt on spine effaced, slight imprint of another book on rear cover. £60.

BEYOND THE CITY: THE IDYLL OF A SUBURB. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1982. Conan Doyle Centennial Series. Afterword by Howard Lachtman. Welcome reprint of Conan Doyle’s 1893 idyll of suburban London, with an outrageously humorous feminist protagonist. F as issued without d/w. £20.

"Burger’s Secret," in The "Sunlight" Year-Book for 1898. Port Sunlight: Lever Brothers, 1898. First appearance of short story collected, as "The New Catacomb," in The Green Flag (1900). Red cloth, heavily decorated, titled yellow and black. VG, lightly soiled and stained, front hinge cracked. £30.

CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR AND OTHER TALES, THE. London and New York: Longmans, Green, 1890. March 1890 adverts. Ten of Conan Doyle’s earliest classic tales, his first authorised short-story collection. Exceptionally scarce in its first edition, as only 750 copies were printed. Beautifully rebound in marbled boards with quarter blue leather, titled gilt, gilt edge. F. £280.

CONAN DOYLE STORIES, THE: THE RING AND THE CAMP, PIRATES AND BLUE WATER, TERROR AND MYSTERY, TWILIGHT AND THE UNSEEN, ADVENTURE AND MEDICAL LIFE, TALES OF LONG AGO. London: John Murray, 1966. Tenth impression, originally issued in 1929. Omnibus edition of six short-story collections issued in separate volumes during the 1920s. Seventy-six classic tales. F in NF d/w, price-clipped. £30.

DESERT DRAMA, A: BEING THE TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1898. First U.S. edition of The Tragedy of the Korosko, an adventure novel set in Egypt. Published ten days before the U.K. edition. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with pictorial design of desert sand and palm trees, titled gilt and black. VG, rubbed, soiled, spine sunned, hinges cracked. £50.

DOINGS OF RAFFLES HAW, THE. London, Paris, and Melbourne: Cassell, 1893. Second impression. Early science-fiction novel, seldom found in its early impressions. Dark blue cloth, titled gilt. Exceptionally bright. NF, bumped, front hinge loose. £230.

DOINGS OF RAFFLES HAW, THE. London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Cassell, 1912. Early reprint. Green ribbed cloth, heavily decorated in floral motif, titled gilt. Exceptionally bright. VG+, lightly rubbed and soiled, foxed. £30.

DUET WITH AN OCCASIONAL CHORUS, A. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1990. Conan Doyle Centennial Series. Afterword by Peter E. Blau. Welcome reprint of charming domestic novel, originally issued in 1899. F as issued without d/w. £20.

EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARD, THE. London: George Newnes, 1896. 10 February 1896 adverts. First collection of memoirs by the irrepressibly humorous Napoleonic soldier, originally serialised in The Strand Magazine in 1895. Illustrated by W. B. Wollen. Scarlet ribbed cloth, with Strand device on rear cover, titled gilt. VG, slightly rubbed, lightly soiled, front hinge loose, lacks front free endpaper. £130.

EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARD, THE. New York: D. Appleton, 1896. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by W. B. Wollen. Heavy maroon buckram, titled silver and gilt. VG+, slightly rubbed, rear hinge cracked. £100.

FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE, THE: A ROMANCE OF THE UNROMANTIC. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Reprint of 1890 edition. Conan Doyle’s Dickensian first novel, written 1884-1885. Rebound in red cloth, titled gilt. F. £50.

FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE, THE: A ROMANCE OF THE UNROMANTIC. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1980. Conan Doyle Centennial Series. Afterword by Jack Tracy. Welcome reprint. F as issued without d/w. £20.

GREAT SHADOW AND BEYOND THE CITY, THE. Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith/London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, [1893]. Conan Doyle’s first Napoleonic novel, and first book appearance of Beyond the City. Illustrated by James Greig and Paul Hardy. Orange cloth, titled black, light blue, and gilt. VG, rubbed, foxed, lightly soiled, front hinge loose. £220.

----------. Another copy. Beautifully rebound in contemporary marbled boards with quarter red leather, titled gilt. NF, only slightly rubbed. £130.

GREEN FLAG AND OTHER STORIES OF WAR AND SPORT, THE. London: Smith, Elder, 1900. Collection of fifteen classic tales written during the preceding six years. Frontispiece by Charles E. Fripp. Red cloth, decorated with pictorial design of soldier bearing flag, titled gilt. NF, heel of spine slightly frayed, spine slightly darkened. £120.

----------. Another copy. G+, nicked, soiled, spotted, lacks half-title page. £80.

----------. Another copy. Beautifully rebound in marbled boards with quarter green ribbed leather, titled gilt, and raised bands. F. £130.

GUARDS CAME THROUGH AND OTHER POEMS, THE. London: John Murray, 1919. Scarce third collection of Conan Doyle’s verse. Red paper covers, titled black. VG+, slightly dusty. £120.

GUARDS CAME THROUGH AND OTHER POEMS, THE. New York: George H. Doran, 1920. First U.S. edition. Scarce. Cream paper boards with white paper labels, titled green. VG, head of spine chipped, spine darkened, lacks part of spine label, front label slightly soiled, front hinge weak, tear in pp. 25-26. £130.

HORROR OF THE HEIGHTS, THE: A FACSIMILE OF THE AUTHOR’S HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRAPT WITH COMMENTARY. Ashcroft: Calabash Press, 2004. Introduction by Phillip Bergem. Prefaces by John Bergquist and Michael Dirda. Major Conan Doyle science-fiction manuscript published in facsimile, together with the text of the story as it first appeared in The Strand Magazine. Includes Thomas R. Tietze’s "Rationalism and Imagination in Conan Doyle’s ‘The Horror of the Heights’," plus all of the illustrations that accompanied the tale in The Strand Magazine and Everybody’s Magazine, some in colour. Produced for the June 2004 Conan Doyle Conference in Minneapolis. F in illustrated boards. £30.

"Lord of Falconbridge, The: A Legend of the Ring," in Rosemary, ed. F. de Burgh & Walter Stoneman. London: Sampson Low, Marston, [1924]. Contains story collected in The Last Galley (1911) and photographic portrait of Conan Doyle. Blue cloth, titled gilt. VG, spine darkened, title page scuffed. £20.

LOST WORLD, THE: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECENT AMAZING ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR GEORGE E. CHALLENGER, LORD JOHN ROXTON, PROFESSOR SUMMERLEE, AND MR. E. D. MALONE OF THE "DAILY GAZETTE." London, New York, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. First edition of first Professor Challenger novel, a cornerstone work of science fiction. With photographic frontispiece depicting Conan Doyle as Challenger. Blue cloth, decorated with pictorial design of Conan Doyle as Challenger, titled white and gilt. G+, foxed, rubbed, spine slightly darkened, spine slightly splitting, white effaced. £120.

MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES, THE. London: John Murray, 1929. Conan Doyle’s last novel, science fiction based upon his interest in the Atlantis legend. Plus three short stories, two of which continue the Professor Challenger saga. Pink diaper-grain cloth, titled gilt. VG, foxed, spine faded. £130.

MASTERWORKS OF CRIME & MYSTERY, ed. Jack Tracy. New York: Dial Press, 1982. Fifteen classic Conan Doyle chillers, including The Parasite. F in NF d/w. £20.

MICAH CLARKE. London: John Murray, 1925. Conan Doyle’s first historical novel, originally issued in 1889. Thin-paper edition. Red cloth, titled gilt. VG, spine faded, bumped. £20.

MICAH CLARKE. London: John Murray, 1939. Reprint of 1923 edition. Cheap edition. Uncommon in its dust wrapper. Superior copy. NF in NF d/w. £30.

MY FRIEND THE MURDERER AND OTHER MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. New York: Lovell, Coryell, 1893. First U.S. edition. Early short-story collection first issued in England as Mysteries and Adventures (1889) and as The Gully of Bluemansdyke (1892). Exceptionally scarce. Rebound in contemporary marbled boards with quarter light brown leather, titled gilt, and raised bands. VG, rubbed, front hinge cracked. £350.

MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, THE. London: Greenhill Books, 1987. Welcome reprint of 1888 novel of murder and retribution, set in storm-beaten Scotland. F in F d/w. £15.

PARASITE, THE. Westminster: A. Constable, 1894. Acme Library. Early novel of witchcraft, mesmerism, and sexual obsession. Dark blue ribbed cloth, titled gilt. Scarce. VG, rubbed. £155.

PARASITE, THE: A STORY. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Howard Pyle. Dark grey cloth, titled gilt. NF, slightly rubbed. £75.

PARASITE, THE. Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1897. First edition, reissue. Beautifully rebound in marbled boards with quarter red leather, titled gilt. F. £80.

POISON BELT, THE: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF ANOTHER AMAZING ADVENTURE OF PROFESSOR CHALLENGER. New York: Hodder and Stoughton/George H. Doran, 1913. First U.S. edition, later issue, of second Professor Challenger science-fiction novel. Illustrated by Harry Rountree. Maroon textured cloth, titled gilt. NF. £90.

POISON BELT, THE. London, New York, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, [1915]. Early reprint of second Professor Challenger science-fiction novel, originally issued in 1913. Rebound in red cloth, titled gilt. F. £30.

PROFESSOR CHALLENGER STORIES, THE: THE LOST WORLD, THE POISON BELT, THE LAND OF MIST, THE DISINTEGRATION MACHINE, WHEN THE WORLD SCREAMED. London: John Murray, 1969. Reprint of 1952 edition. Entire Challenger saga in one massive omnibus volume. NF in VG+ d/w, sunned, slightly rubbed, short tear, price-clipped. £35.

REFUGEES, THE: A TALE OF TWO CONTINENTS. London: Longmans, Green, 1893. Second edition, originally issued in 3 vols. a few months earlier. Historical novel of Huguenots who flee Louis XIV’s France for Canada. Rebound in green cloth, titled gilt. F. £55.

RODNEY STONE. New York: D. Appleton, 1896. First U.S. edition. Boxing novel set in the Regency period. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Heavy maroon buckram, titled silver and gilt. NF, heel of spine slightly frayed. £70.

----------. Another copy. VG, rear hinge cracked, rear endpaper scribbled on, rear paste-down defaced by removal of bookplate. £30.

ROUND THE FIRE STORIES. London: Smith, Elder, 1908. Collection of seventeen tales, including two apocryphal Holmesian stories, "The Man with the Watches" and "The Lost Special." Red cloth, decorated with pictorial design of two men examining the leather funnel, titled gilt. VG, foxed, lightly rubbed and spotted, spine faded. £130.

ROUND THE RED LAMP: BEING FACTS AND FANCIES OF MEDICAL LIFE. London: Methuen, 1894. October 1894 adverts. Collection of fifteen early classic tales. Red ribbed cloth, titled gilt. VG, slightly frayed and soiled, gilt effaced. £125.

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE READER, THE: FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES TO SPIRITUALISM, ed. Jeffrey Meyers & Valerie Meyers. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002. Massive survey of Conan Doyle’s vast literary output, including Sherlock Holmes, horror and science fiction, adventure and historical fiction, selections from The Stark Munro Letters, The Crime of the Congo, The Lost World, A Visit to Three Fronts, and The Wanderings of a Spiritualist, and, in its entirety, The Poison Belt. F in F d/w. £25.

SIR NIGEL. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1906. First U.S. edition. Prequel to The White Company (1891). Illustrated by the Kinneys. Light blue-green ribbed cloth, heavily decorated with pictorial design of shield and crossed halberds and pennant, titled black. NF, back board lightly soiled, short tear to tissue guard. £70.

SONGS OF ACTION. London: Smith, Elder, 1898. Conan Doyle’s first collection of verse. Light blue buckram, decorated with pictorial design of pennant, titled gilt. VG, rubbed. £60.

SONGS OF ACTION. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1898. First U.S. edition of Conan Doyle’s first collection of verse. Red silk-basket cloth, titled gilt. VG+, lightly soiled. £65.

STARK MUNRO LETTERS, THE: BEING A SERIES OF SIXTEEN LETTERS WRITTEN BY J. STARK MUNRO, M.B., TO HIS FRIEND AND FORMER FELLOW-STUDENT, HERBERT SWANBOROUGH, OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, DURING THE YEARS 1881-1884. London: Longmans, Green, 1895. July 1895 adverts. Autobiographical novel of a young medical doctor. Dark green cloth, titled gilt. Exceptionally bright. NF, slightly frayed at points, slight bubbling. £110.

----------. Another copy. VG, frayed at extremities, spine relaid, foxed. £50.

THREE OF THEM: A REMINISCENCE. London: John Murray, 1923. Little collection of tales featuring the three Conan Doyle children and their parents. F in NF d/w, lightly soiled, small tears. £50.

THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR. London: Smith, Elder, 1907. Conan Doyle traces his own literary interests and the importance of literature in life. Illustrated. Red cloth, decorated with pictorial design of Pepys in his library, titled gilt. NF, spine slightly faded. £105.

----------. Another copy. VG, slightly frayed and faded, spine darkened. £60.

THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR. New York: McClure, 1908. First U.S. edition. Scarce, as only 468 copies were printed. Exceptional copy. Slate-grey cloth, titled gilt. NF, virtually unrubbed, small spot at rear. £140.

----------. Another copy. Exceptional copy. Slate-grey cloth, titled gilt. NF, lightly rubbed at points. £120.

TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO, THE. London: Smith, Elder, 1898. Passengers on Nile cruise are captured by Dervishes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Dark red cloth, decorated with pictorial design of Dervishes accosting woman, titled gilt. VG, foxed, soiled, slightly bumped and frayed, hinges loose. £125.

----------. Another copy. VG, foxed, hinges loose, soiled, damping to lower front cover. £100.

----------. Another copy. VG, slightly frayed and soiled, spine darkened, rear hinge cracked. £90.

TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO, THE. London: John Murray, 1925. Thin-paper edition. Red cloth, titled gilt. VG+, spine slightly faded. £20.

TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO, THE. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1983. Conan Doyle Centennial Series. Afterword by Dale L. Walker. Welcome reprint. F as issued without d/w. £20.

UNCLE BERNAC: A MEMORY OF THE EMPIRE. London: Smith, Elder, 1897. Napoleonic novel, lengthened by one-third after its serialisation in The Strand Magazine. Illustrated by Robert Sauber. Red cloth, decorated and titled gilt. VG, spine faded, lightly soiled and frayed, front hinge cracked, rear hinge loose. £80.

----------. Another copy. VG, spine faded. £50.

UNKNOWN CONAN DOYLE, THE: ESSAYS ON PHOTOGRAPHY, ed. John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green. London: Secker and Warburg, 1982. Conan Doyle was a keen amateur photographer, and from 1881 to 1885 he contributed a series of articles to leading photographic journals. Inscribed by Gibson, whose autograph is seldom encountered. F in F d/w. £20.

UNKNOWN CONAN DOYLE, THE: LETTERS TO THE PRESS, ed. John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1986. First U.S. edition. Conan Doyle wrote hundreds of letters to newspapers of the day, covering a staggering array of topics. Signed by Lancelyn Green and Gibson; Gibson’s autograph is seldom encountered. F in F d/w. £45.

----------. Another copy. Inscribed by Gibson, whose autograph is seldom encountered. F in F d/w. £30.

"Voice of Science, The," in Selections from The Strand Magazine: Vol. 1 1891. London: Vernon and Yates, 1966. Facsimile reprint, with all the original illustrations, of 32 stories and articles, including Conan Doyle’s first contribution plus "A Night with the Thames Police" and "Portraits of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale." Uncommon. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. NF in illustrated wraps, slightly foxed. £30.

WHITE COMPANY, THE. London: Smith, Elder, 1911. Thirty-first Edition, originally published in 1891. Conan Doyle’s finest historical novel. Illustrated by George Willis Bardwell. School presentation copy with marbled edges, bound in contemporary brown ribbed morocco with intricately gilded spine, titled gilt. VG, rubbed. £50.
 







MILITARY, TRUE CRIME, AND POLITICAL WORKS 


APPRECIATION OF SIR JOHN FRENCH, AN. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1999. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 13. Afterword by Squadron Leader Philip Weller. Facsimile edition of a rare 1916 Conan Doyle propaganda work, issued during the Great War to bolster morale by praising the Field-Marshal’s military leadership. Limited to 400 copies. As new in illustrated wraps. £5.

BRITISH CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS, THE. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1916-1920. Complete six-volume set of Conan Doyle’s most ambitious work. Blue cloth, titled gilt. VG-NF; Vol. I, nicked, slightly frayed, spine relaid; Vols. II-III, spines faded; Vols. IV-VI exceptionally bright. £175.

----------. Another set. All first impressions except Vol. I, which is a fourth impression, containing the author’s new preface, written in 1920 after all six volumes had been published. Superior set. Exceptionally bright, virtually unrubbed. NF; Vols. I-II and V bumped. £220.

BRITISH CAMPAIGNS IN EUROPE 1914-1918, THE. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1928. Slightly revised, single-volume edition of Conan Doyle’s six-volume history, The British Campaign in France and Flanders (1916-1920). Uncommon. Blue sand-grain cloth, titled gilt. VG, spine sunned. £100.

GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR. Boston: Small, Maynard, 1914. Reply to General von Bernhardi’s Germany and the Next War. Warns England of the dangers posed by aggressive German policy, and prophetically proposes a Channel tunnel. Exceedingly scarce. Red paper boards, heavily decorated with pictorial design of German infantrymen and a cannon being fired, titled black. VG, spine faded, scuffed, nicked, frayed at extremities. £175.

STRANGE STUDIES FROM LIFE AND OTHER NARRATIVES: THE COMPLETE TRUE CRIME WRITINGS OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, ed. Jack Tracy. Bloomington: Gaslight Publications, 1988. Second printing. Expanded reprint of 1963 Candlelight Press edition. Introduction by Peter Ruber. Essays originally serialised in The Strand Magazine in 1901, plus three short stories and the Spiritualist article, "A New Light on Old Crimes." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. F in F d/w. £20.

TO ARMS! Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1999. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 11. Afterword by Squadron Leader Philip Weller. Facsimile edition of a scarce 1914 Conan Doyle propaganda work, issued as a military recruiting pamphlet at the outbreak of the Great War and also used abroad to provide neutrals with a clear statement of the British case against Germany. Philip Weller’s afterword chronicles Conan Doyle’s work for the secret government propaganda unit, Wellington House. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed wraps. £5.

VISIT TO THREE FRONTS, A: GLIMPSES OF THE BRITISH ITALIAN AND FRENCH LINES. New York: George H. Doran, 1916. First U.S. edition. One of Conan Doyle’s rarest works, his wartime impressions of the British, Italian, and French lines. Brown paper boards with white paper labels, titled black. VG, slightly chipped, spine label chipped. £175.


 

SPIRITUALISM AND TRAVEL WRITINGS 


"Answer of the Spiritualists, The," in Where Are the Dead? London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney: Cassell, 1928. Symposium in which Conan Doyle defends his faith. Seldom encountered in d/w. F in VG+ d/w, head of spine only slightly chipped, spine slightly darkened. £180.

EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND MODERN SPIRITUALISM, THE. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 9. Afterword by Michael W. Homer. Facsimile edition of a rare 1925 Conan Doyle Spiritualist pamphlet, which argues that manifestations from the spirit world were prevalent in early, "primitive" Christianity. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN, THE. London: John Murray, 1930. Conan Doyle’s last book, which includes his bizarre explanation of Houdini’s powers. Dark blue cloth, titled gilt. VG, foxed, slightly rubbed, gilt dull. £130.

FULL REPORT OF A LECTURE ON SPIRITUALISM DELIVERED BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, A. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 1. Afterword by Richard Lancelyn Green. An unrecorded work, published in 1919 by The Worthing Gazette Co. and containing the full text of Conan Doyle’s address. One of the earliest of the author’s many Spiritualist pamphlets. No copy is known to have been preserved in any library or private collection, and it is not listed in Green and Gibson, A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. Limited to 400 copies. Signed by Lancelyn Green. As new in printed card covers. £5.

HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM, THE. London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Cassell, 1926. 2 vols. History of modern Spiritualism told with obvious sincerity. Seldom encountered in their d/w’s. VG+ in VG d/w’s, soiled, spines darkened. £400.

----------. Another set. Beautifully rebound in marbled boards with quarter red ribbed leather, titled gilt, and raised bands. F. £160.

NEW REVELATION, THE [The London Spiritualist Alliance Speech of 1917]. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 3. Afterword by Richard Lancelyn Green. Facsimile edition of a previously unrecorded work published by The Progressive Thinker Publishing House in Chicago, with a full account of Conan Doyle’s speech on Spiritualism given to the London Spiritualist Alliance in October 1917. The speech was used as the basis for a book of the same title, which was published the following year. Not listed in Green and Gibson, A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

NEW REVELATION, THE. London, New York, and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1918. Conan Doyle’s first declaration of his Spiritualist faith. Black sand-grain cloth, titled gilt. VG, spine sunned. £35.

----------. Another copy. VG, rubbed, spine sunned. £20.

----------. Another copy. VG, rubbed, spine sunned and slightly creased. £15.

----------. Another copy. Seventh impression. Grey-green paper covers. VG, chipped at head and heel of spine. £30.

----------. Another copy. Tenth impression. Grey-green paper covers. VG, chipped at head and heel of spine. £25.

NEW REVELATION, THE. New York: George H. Doran, 1918. First U.S. edition. Brown criss-cross-grained cloth, titled brown and gilt. NF, slightly rubbed. £70.

----------. Another copy. VG, rubbed, gilt effaced, soiled. £50.

OUR AFRICAN WINTER. London: Duckworth, 2001. Welcome reprint of Conan Doyle’s fourth travel book, an account of his last Spiritualist tour originally issued in 1929. F in F d/w. £20.

OUR AMERICAN ADVENTURE. London, Toronto, and New York: Hodder and Stoughton, [1923]. Conan Doyle’s second travel book, an account of his first North American Spiritualist crusade. Exceedingly scarce. Beautifully rebound in cream cloth with quarter black leather, titled gilt. F. £230.

OUR REPLY TO THE CLERIC [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lecture in Leicester, October 19th, 1919]. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 5. Afterword by Michael W. Homer. Facsimile edition of a rare, early Conan Doyle Spiritualist pamphlet. This important speech, a reply to the outspoken attack on Spiritualism made at the Church Congress in Leicester by The Rev. J. A. Magee, is reissued as it was originally published in January 1920 by The Spiritualists’ National Union, to whom Conan Doyle gave the address. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

PHENEAS SPEAKS: DIRECT SPIRIT COMMUNICATIONS IN THE FAMILY CIRCLE. London: Psychic Press and Bookshop, 1927. Conan Doyle’s spirit guide holds forth. Light blue cloth, titled white. Light blue cloth, titled white. NF, spine only slightly sunned. £90.

"Psychic Question as I See It, The," in Case for and against Psychical Belief, The, ed. Carl Murchison. Worcester: Clark University, 1927. Scarce anthology, with contributions by Sir Oliver Lodge, L. R. G. Crandon, Walter Franklin Prince, Harry Houdini, et al. Maroon cloth, titled gilt. Exceptionally bright copy. NF, only lightly rubbed, bumped. £90.

"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" and "The ‘Daily Express’ Symposium," in My Religion. London: Hutchinson, [1925]. Symposium that contains two Conan Doyle Spiritualist essays, one an address delivered on 4 October 1925. Exceptionally bright copy. Olive cloth, titled black. NF. £60.

SPIRITUALISM: SOME STRAIGHT QUESTIONS AND DIRECT ANSWERS. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 8. Afterword by Michael W. Homer. Facsimile edition of the rare 1922 leaflets that were distributed at Conan Doyle’s lectures on Spiritualism, containing his own answers to the questions he was most often asked. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

SPIRITUALISM AND RATIONALISM: WITH A DRASTIC EXAMINATION OF MR. JOSEPH M’CABE. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 7. Afterword by Michael W. Homer. Facsimile edition of Conan Doyle’s 1920 defence of Spiritualism, written in reply to Joseph McCabe. Contains Conan Doyle’s considered response to the claim made by McCabe that Spiritualism was based on fraud. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed card covers. £5.

VERBATIM REPORT OF A PUBLIC DEBATE ON "THE TRUTH OF SPIRITUALISM." London: Watts, 1920. Between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, representing Spiritualism, and Joseph McCabe, representing The Rationalist Press Association, held at Queen’s Hall, London, on 11 March 1920. Light green paper covers, titled black. VG, lightly soiled and spotted, short closed tears, staples rusted. £170.

VITAL MESSAGE, THE. New York: George H. Doran, 1919. First U.S. edition. Are the dead really dead? Conan Doyle’s second Spiritualist confession. Light green cloth, titled black. NF, slightly rubbed. £60.

----------. Another copy. First U.S. edition, second issue. Contains four pages not included in first issue. NF, slightly rubbed, spine slightly darkened. £60.

WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST, THE. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1921]. Conan Doyle’s first Spiritualist crusade. Black cloth, titled gilt. VG, foxed, slightly nicked, spine faded. £120.

HUNTINGTON, TOM. "Man Who Believed in Fairies, The," in Smithsonian. Vol. 28, No. 6, September 1997. Well-illustrated survey of the Cottingley Fairies incident. For Conan Doyle, the proof was in the pictures. As new in paper covers. £8.

PEARSALL, RONALD. Table-Rappers, The. London: Book Club Associates, 1973. Survey of the haunted Victorian era of Spiritualism, with references to Conan Doyle. Book Club Edition. NF in VG d/w, short tears. £10.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS 


CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL PATRIOTIC ORGANIZATIONS, THE. Story of British Prisoners, The. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1999. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 12. Afterword by Squadron Leader Philip Weller. Facsimile edition of a scarce 1915 Conan Doyle propaganda work, issued during the Great War to provide neutrals with proof of German atrocities committed against prisoners of war. Limited to 400 copies. As new in printed wraps. £5.

DENIS, LEON. Mystery of Joan of Arc, The. London: John Murray, 1924. Translation of La Verite sur Jeanne d’Arc (1911). Translated and with a preface by Conan Doyle, who brings psychic knowledge to his task. Bright, superior copy. Light blue cloth, titled silver. NF, only lightly rubbed, bumped. £90.

----------. Another copy. Beautifully rebound in blue cloth with quarter aqua morocco, titled gilt, gilt top edge. F. £90.







MAGAZINE APPEARANCES


"Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1892. Vol. III, January to June 1892. Also contains "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." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Rebound in contemporary maroon cloth with quarter black leather, titled gilt. VG, heavily rubbed. £70.

"Adventure of the Cardboard Box, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1893. Vol. V, January to June 1893. Also contains "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." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Rebound in contemporary maroon cloth with quarter black leather, titled gilt. VG, rubbed. £70.

(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.

"Battle of Messines, The: ‘A Model and Masterpiece of Modern Tactics’," in The Strand Magazine. Vol. LVI, No. 335, November 1918. Nineteenth installment of Conan Doyle’s history of the Great War, collected in The British Campaign in France and Flanders: 1917 (1919). Illustrated. VG in paper covers. £30.

"Bendy’s Sermon: A Story in Verse," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1909. Vol. XXXVII, January to June 1909. Reproduced in facsimile from Conan Doyle’s original manuscript. Illustrated by A. J. Gough. Collected in Songs of the Road (1911). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Exceptionally bright and virtually unrubbed. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F, lightly soiled. £100.

(BOUND STRAND MAGAZINE WITHOUT CONAN DOYLE.) The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1894. Vol. VII, January to June 1894. Contains first four installments of Arthur Morrison’s "Martin Hewitt, Investigator". Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Exceptionally bright and virtually unrubbed. NF, lightly soiled. £50.

"Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo" (two parts), in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1903. Vol. XXV, January to June 1903. Also contains "The Brigadier in England," "How the Brigadier Joined the Hussars of Conflans," "How Etienne Gerard Said Good-Bye to His Master," and "The Leather Funnel." Illustrated by W. B. Wollen and A. Castaigne. Collected in Adventures of Gerard (1903) and Round the Fire Stories (1908). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG, rubbed, lightly soiled, hinges weak. £100.

----------. Another copy. Rebound in contemporary maroon cloth with quarter black leather, titled gilt. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG, rubbed, head of spine frayed. £70.

"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.

"Pot of Caviare, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1908. Vol. XXXV, January to June 1908. Illustrated by R. Caton Woodville. Collected in Round the Fire Stories (1908). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Exceptionally bright and virtually unrubbed. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F. £120.

"Scandal in Bohemia, A," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1891. Vol. II, July to December 1891. Also contains "The Red-Headed League," "A Case of Identity," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Five Orange Pips," and "The Man with the Twisted Lip." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Plus A. Conan Doyle in "Portraits of Celebrities at Different Times of Their Lives." Rebound in contemporary maroon cloth with quarter black leather, titled gilt. VG, heavily rubbed. £70.

"Story of the Beetle-Hunter, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1898. Vol. XV, January to June 1898. Illustrated by A. G. Hatrick. Collected in Round the Fire Stories (1908). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG+, only slightly rubbed, spine darkened. £80.

"Story of the Japanned Box, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1899. Vol. XVII, January to June 1899. Also contains "The Story of the Jew’s Breast-Plate," "The Story of B 24," "The Story of the Latin Tutor," and "The Story of the Brown Hand." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Collected in Round the Fire Stories (1908). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG, spine darkened, lightly soiled. £100.

"Story of the Man with the Watches, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1898. Vol. XVI, July to December 1898. Illustrated by Frank Craig. Also contains "The Story of the Lost Special," "The Story of the Sealed Room," "The Story of the Black Doctor," "The Story of the Club-Footed Grocer," and "The Story of the Brazilian Cat." Illustrated by Max Cowper, Claude A. Shepperson, J. Finnemore, and Sidney Paget. Collected in Round the Fire Stories (1908). Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Exceptionally bright, superior copy. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. NF, only slightly rubbed. £120.

"Tragedy of the Korosko, The," in The Strand Magazine. Vol. XIII, No. 79, July 1897. Third installment of Egyptian adventure novel published in book form in February 1898. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. VG+ in paper covers. £40.

"Tragedy of the Korosko, The," in The Strand Magazine. Vol. XIII, No. 81, September 1897. Fifth installment of Egyptian adventure novel published in book form in February 1898. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. VG in paper covers, slightly soiled. £40.

"Voice of Science, The," in The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1891. Vol. I, January to June 1891. Conan Doyle’s first appearance in The Strand Magazine, collected in Uncollected Stories (1982). Illustrated by W. S. Stacey. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Exceptionally bright and virtually unrubbed. F. £100.

----------. Another copy. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG, rubbed, spine darkened and spotted. £40.





EPHEMERA


(ARTWORK.) "Sherlock Holmes." Signed, hand-coloured, woodcut print of a Japanese Holmes by Japanese Sherlockian Kiyoshi Tanaka. Illustrated in Philip Weller with Christopher Roden, The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes, p. 52. As new. £5.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) Invitation to the Rupert Books launch of Michael Cox’s A Study in Celluloid: A Producer’s Account of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on 1 December 1999 at London’s Murder One. Reproduces the cover of the book’s dust wrapper, Brett’s favourite photo of himself as Sherlock Holmes. F. £5.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) 1996 Calabash Press leaflet promoting David Stuart Davies’ Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Reproduces the cover of the book’s dust wrapper, an exquisite portrait of Brett as Sherlock Holmes. F. £2.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) 30"x46" poster from Granada Television’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, whose gorgeous artwork depicts Jeremy Brett and David Burke as Holmes and Watson. Reproduced in Peter Haining, The Television Sherlock Holmes, p. 180. Produced in 1985 by Boston’s WGBH-TV to promote the series to its PBS affiliate stations, this poster was never made available to the public and is exceptionally rare. F, rolled. £1,000.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) 30"x46" poster from Granada Television’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes, whose gorgeous artwork depicts Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke as Holmes and Watson. Reproduced in the third edition of Peter Haining, The Television Sherlock Holmes, p. 252. Produced in 1987 by Boston’s WGBH-TV to promote the series to its PBS affiliate stations, this poster was never made available to the public and is exceptionally rare. F, rolled. £1,000.

(BRETT, JEREMY.) 16"x23" poster advertising the Rupert Books launch of Linda Pritchard’s and Mary Ann Warner’s The Jeremy Brett–Linda Pritchard Story: On the Wings of Paradise on 25 September 1998 at London’s Crime in Store. Reproduces the cover of the book’s dust wrapper, which depicts Brett (as Sherlock Holmes) and Pritchard running. F, rolled. £5.

(CIGARETTE CARD.) Cottingley Fairies, The. Famous photograph of Frances Griffiths and the fairies. No.25 in Brooke Bond Tea’s Unexplained Mysteries of the World series (1987). F. £2.

(CIGARETTE CARD.) General Charles George Gordon. Watson owned a portrait of "Chinese" Gordon of Khartoum fame. No. 12 in Brooke Bond Tea’s Famous People series (1969). F. £2.

(CIGARETTE CARD.) H.M. Queen Victoria. A certain gracious lady. Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes series (1900). VG. £7.

(CIGARETTE CARD.) Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. No. 17 in Brooke Bond Tea’s Incredible Creatures in the Sea series (1986). F. £2.

(CIGARETTE CARDS.) Conan Doyle Characters. Alexander Boguslavsky issued a set of 25 coloured "Turf" cards depicting characters from Conan Doyle’s books (19 of them from the Sherlock Holmes stories) in 1923. There were three issues: black-, grey-, and green-backed. Complete set. NF, green-backed. £200.

(HANDBILL.) Callan, F. G. Partners in Crime. Handbill from the 1990 run at London’s New End Theatre. As new. £2.

(HANDBILL.) Giovanni, Paul. Crucifer of Blood, The. Handbill from the 1980 run at London’s Haymarket Theatre. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. As new. £2.

(HANDBILL.) Martin, Christopher. Study in Scarlet, A. Handbill from the 1991 run at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre. As new. £2.

(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.) Douglas Wilmer as Holmes in "The Speckled Band," BBC Television, 18 May 1964. Signed by Wilmer, whose autograph is seldom encountered. As new. £10.

(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.

(POSTCARD.) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Douglas Walters’ drawing of Conan Doyle seated at his writing desk, published by Calabash Press. New. £1.

(POSTCARD.) William Gillette. Striking stencil-coloured portrait as Holmes, wearing dressing gown and smoking pipe, seated on settee. Raphael Tuck & Sons’ "Real Photograph" series 5005 (c. 1902). Scarce. VG+, back of card defaced by removal from album. £70.

(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.) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The. 18"x24" poster, in colour, depicting the only known example of the first edition in its original dust wrapper. Produced by Biblioctopus of California for the 1984 Park Lane Book Fair in London. Limited to 500 copies. Heavy card stock. F. £10.

(POSTER.) 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. Heavy art-paper stock. F. £10.

(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.

(POSTER.) Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s. 12"x16" poster from the play’s Autumn 1996 touring production starring Miles Richardson. Sullivan is best remembered for his collaboration with W. S. Gilbert. Richardson’s father, Ian Richardson, starred in two Holmes films in 1983. Signed by Richardson and four additional cast members. NF, folded. £15.

(POSTER.) Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s. 12"x16" poster from the play’s Autumn 1996 touring production starring Miles Richardson. Sullivan is best remembered for his collaboration with W. S. Gilbert. Richardson’s father, Ian Richardson, starred in two Holmes films in 1983. F. £4.

(PROGRAMME.) The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Programme from the 1997 tour of Ernest Dudley’s play. Sidney Paget cover. Handbill and ticket for the 22 April performance at Southport’s Arts Centre laid in. Inscribed by cast members Michael Cashman, Frederick Pyne, Nicholas Smith, Michael Lunney, Alison Gorton, Pat Mackie, Sean Buckley, Neale S. McGrath, and Rebecca Stokes. F in illustrated paper covers. £15.

(PROGRAMME.) Sherlock Holmes. Playbill programme from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1975 New York revival of the William Gillette play at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre. The play starred John Wood, who is depicted on the cover. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in pictorial paper covers. £15.

(PROGRAMME.) Sherlock Holmes. Playbill programme from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1975 New York revival of the William Gillette play at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre. The play starred John Neville, who is depicted on the cover. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in pictorial paper covers. £15.

(PROGRAMME.) Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s. Programme from the play’s Autumn 1996 touring production starring Miles Richardson. Sullivan is best remembered for his collaboration with W. S. Gilbert. Richardson’s father, Ian Richardson, starred in two Holmes films in the 1980s. F in pictorial card covers. £5.

(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.









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