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1. Bell, H. W., SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR WATSON: THE CHRONOLOGY OF THEIR ADVENTURES, The Baker Street Irregulars, New York, 1953, 133pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 84. Contents include: I. THE EARLY PERIOD; II. THE PARTNERSHIP, TO DR. WATSON'S FIRST MARRIAGE; III. FROM DR. WATSON'S FIRST MARRIAGE TO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; IV. FROM HOLMES'S RETURN TO DR. WATSON'S SECOND MARRIAGE; V. THE PERIOD OF DR. WATSON'S SECOND MARRIAGE; VI. FROM DR. WATSON'S RETURN TO BAKER STREET TO HIS THIRD MARRIAGE; VII. THE LAST PERIOD; VIII. THE TWO LATER CASES; APPENDIX., (Order No: 46091 ), $100.00

2. Bell, H. W. (edited by) (contributors Dorothy L. Sayers; Helen Simpson; Vernon Rendall; Vincent Starrett; S. C. Roberts; et al), BAKER-STREET STUDIES, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1955, 223pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 98. Contents include: INTRODUCTORY NOTE; EXPLANATION; HOLMES' COLLEGE CAREER; MEDICAL CAREER AND CAPACITIES OF DR. J. H. WATSON; THE LIMITATIONS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE SINGULAR ADVENTURES OF MARTHA HUDSON; THE MYSTERY OF MYCROFT; MR. MORIARTY; SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FAIR SEX; THE DATE OF THE SIGN OF FOUR; NOTE ON DOCTOR WATSON'S WOUND. Card signed by Edgar W. Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars is laid in., (Order No: 46092 ), $100.00

3. Blakeney, T. S., SHERLOCK HOLMES: FACT OR FICTION?, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1954, 134pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 74. Contents include: Mr. Sherlock Holmes; Holmes and Scotland Yard; The Literature Relating to Sherlock Holmes; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III., (Order No: 46089 ), $70.00

4. Brown, Ivor, CONAN DOYLE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CREATOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Hamish Hamilton, London, (1972), 145pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0241021553 The story of a struggling young doctor, Arthur Conan Doyle, who was to become rich and famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and whose life was to be ruled by the demands of a public insatiable for more and more Holmes., (Order No: 39129 ), $20.00

5. De Waal, Ronald Burt, THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON, Bramhall House, New York, (1974), B&W illustrations, 526pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517217597 A Classified and Annotated List of Materials Relating to Their Lives and Adventures. This bibliography is a comprehensive record of the various appearances in periodicals, newspapers, and books of the Canonical tales and Apocrypha written by Doyle between 1887 and 1927, together with the translations of these tales into fifty languages, the higher criticism, or writings about the Writings, the films, musicals, plays, radio and television programs, phonograph records, parodies and pastiches, and a multitude of other items., (Order No: 22122 ), $10.00

6. Derleth, August (with an introduction by Vincent Starrett), "IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES": THE ADVENTURES OF SOLAR PONS, Mycroft and Moran, Sauk City, WI, 1945 1st ed, 239pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, In these pastiches of the Sacred Writings, written when he was 19 and 20, August Derleth has recreated the London of Sherlock Holmes. It does not matter that the familiar name has become Solar Pons, or that the familiar Baker Street has become Praed Street--something of the nostalgic charm and fascination, of the remembered quickening of the pulse and the familiar settings of the original London of Sherlock Holmes has been recaptured in these pages., (Order No: 33361 ), $75.00

7. Dibdin, Michael, THE LAST SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY, Pantheon Books, New York, (1978) 1st Amer, 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394500652 Dibdin's account of episodes in the life of Sherlock Holmes., (Order No: 39228 ), $12.50

8. Doyle, A. Conan, THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Platinum Press, Inc., New York, 1996, B&W illustrations, 156pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1879582147 A facsimile of the stories as they were first published in THE STRAND MAGAZINE, London, with Sidney Paget's original illustrations., (Order No: 19578 ), $5.00

9. Doyle, Adrian Conan (preface by General Sir Hubert Gough), THE TRUE CONAN DOYLE, John Murray, London, (1945) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 24pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 46431 ), $30.00

10. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (with an introduction by Julian Symons), HIS LAST BOW: SOME REMINISCENCES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Leopard, London, (1996), 212pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) closed tear on jacket, ISBN 0752903888 The Sherlock Holmes Collected Edition. Contents include; The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, The Adventure of the Red Circle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, The Adventure of the Devil's Foot, and, His Last Bow., (Order No: 23707 ), $7.50

11. Dvorkin, David, TIME FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES: A NOVEL, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1983) 1st ed, 200pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396081754 Holmes and Watson embark upon the most difficult and dangerous case of their careers--a case that begins with the murder of Britain's prime minister. In this tale, the tool of Moriarty's evil is the legendary Time Machine, an all-too-real invention that Moriarty stole years ago from H.G. Wells's time traveler., (Order No: 21644 ), $20.00

12. Gibson, John Michael and Green, Richard Lancelyn (compiled and with an introduction by), 33 BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: CLASSIC STORIES BY THE CREATOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Avenel Books, New York, (1986), 456pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517625431 This volume brings together thirty-three of Doyle's lesser-known stories, ten of them never previously identified as the work of Doyle., (Order No: 39110 ), $11.50

13. Greene, Hugh (edited and introduced by), THE CROOKED COUNTIES: FURTHER RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Bodley Head, London, (1973), 318pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0370014901 So here we have sin in Yorkshire, Cheshire, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Cornwall, Dorset, and in other unidentified parts of the country--on internal evidence the Home Counties seem to be well represented., (Order No: 46102 ), $30.00

14. Greene, Hugh (edited and introduced by), THE AMERICAN RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Bodley Head, London, (1976) 1st ed, 349pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0370106105 For this new anthology, Sir Hugh Greene has turned to the New World. The stories were all published in the period between Sherlock Holmes's first appearance in 1891 and the beginning of the First World War., (Order No: 46131 ), $15.00

15. Greenwald, Ken, THE LOST ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: BASED ON THE ORIGINAL RADIO PLAYS BY DENNIS GREEN AND ANTHONY BOUCHER, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, (1993), B&W illustrations, 200pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1566195403 Radio scripts from shows aired in 1945 and 1946., (Order No: 39098 ), $4.50

16. Hammer, David L., FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME: BEING A FURTHER TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE ENGLAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Gasogene Press, Ltd., Dubuque, IA, (1986), B&W illustrations, 275pp, very good+, maroon "leatherette" (hardcover) author inscribed, ISBN 0938501003 The authors' sentimental journeys into the England of Sherlock Holmes. Inscribed by the author in 1987., (Order No: 20917 ), $15.00

17. Hardwick, Michael and Hardwick, Mollie, THE MAN WHO WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES, John Murray, London, (1964), B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his immortal detective--a dual profile., (Order No: 45765 ), $10.00

18. Hardwick, Michael and Hardwick, Mollie (selected and introduced by), SHERLOCK HOLMES INVESTIGATES: STORIES BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, John Murray, London, (1963), illustrated by Sidney Paget, 232pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the ideal book for the many readers, who on meeting Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for the first time, want to know immediately all about the lives of the immortal friends and about the gas-lit London that was their background., (Order No: 46085 ), $20.00

19. Hardwick, Michael, SHERLOCK HOLMES, MY LIFE AND CRIMES, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1984, B&W illustrations, 208pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385196547 The first totally convincing account of the great man's life., (Order No: 46096 ), $7.50

20. Holroyd, James Edward (edited and introduction by) (Baring, Maurice; Milne, A. A.; Knox, Ronald; Roberts, S. C.; et), SEVENTEEN STEPS TO 221B: A COLLECTION OF SHERLOCKIAN PIECES BY ENGLISH WRITERS, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, (1967), B&W illustrations, 182pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), In this context James Edward Holroyd has had the happy idea of assembling a representative selection of the tributes of affection which English writers have devoted to the legend of Baker Street in the past 50 years., (Order No: 45766 ), $30.00

21. Holroyd, James Edward, BAKER STREET BY-WAYS: A BOOK ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, (1959), B&W illustrations, 159pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This volume traces the phenomenal growth of the Sherlock Holmes legend. It begins with a profile of the master himself, discusses the illustrators and the true site of 221B and offers a fascinating portrait gallery of characters from the immortal saga touched in with knowledge, good-humor and affection., (Order No: 46087 ), $30.00

22. Jaffee, Irving L., ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON: A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE GREAT DETECTIVE, AND SOME OTHERS, Theo. Gaus' Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, (1965), B&W illustrations, 83pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: "The Final Problem"; Sherlock Holmes' Last Case; Sherlock Holmes--Ancestor; Famous Detectives of Fiction; "The Man with the Twisted Lip"; Sherlock Holmes Calling; "The Naval Treaty"; "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"; "The Sign of Four"; The Strange Story of Jonathan Small; He Finds Them; Eleven Days; So That Was Mike's Secret., (Order No: 46128 ), $25.00

23. La Cour, Tage (with six title-pages designed by Viggo Naae), EX BIBLIOTHECA HOLMESIANA: THE FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WRITINGS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Danish Baker St. Irregulars, Copenhagen, 1951, ill. by Viggo Naae, 29pp, very good, gray boards (hardcover) faint edgewear, An annotated bibliography of Sherlock Holmes's literary production based on such notes by M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department, John H. Watson, as those found in the compiler Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four long stories and fifty-six short stories about the renowned master-detective. OF THIS BOOK THREE HUNDRED COPIES WERE PRINTED IN MAY NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE BY J.H. SCHULTZ, COPENHAGEN., (Order No: 46099 ), $100.00

24. Menendez, Albert J., THE SHERLOCK HOLMES QUIZ BOOK, Drake Publishers Inc, New York, (1975), B&W illustrations, 127pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087749732X These quizzes will awaken the detective in everyone!, (Order No: 21861 ), $8.50

25. Meyer, Nicholas (as edited by), THE CANARY TRAINER: FROM THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN H. WATSON, M.D., W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1993) 1st ed, 224pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, ISBN 0393036081 Holmes, master sleuth, was also an accomplished violinist. Following his discharge from therapy with Sigmund Freud (see THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION), we now learn that he journeyed to Paris and there found employment as a pit musician at the Paris Opera., (Order No: 21707 ), $3.00

26. Peterson, Robert Storm and la Cour, Tage, TOBACCO TALK IN BAKER STREET - A PIPE OF TOBACCO AND STORM P., PIPES AND SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Baker Street Irregulars, New York, 1952, 26pp, fine, wraps (softcover) in very good+ slipcase, UNCOMMON !!!, (Order No: 46453 ), $200.00

27. Roberts, S. C., HOLMES & WATSON: A MISCELLANY, Oxford University Press, London, 1953, 138pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), Recreates the intimate details of life at 221B. A collection of essays about the famous pair., (Order No: 46088 ), $20.00

28. Roberts, S. C., DOCTOR WATSON - CRITERION MISCELLANY - NO. 28, Faber & Faber Limited, London, (1931), 32pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "Prolegomena to the study of a biographical problem, with a bibliography of Shelock Holmes.", (Order No: 46432 ), $25.00

29. Smith, Edgar W. (card signed by author laid in), BAKER STREET AND BEYOND TOGETHER WITH SOME TRIFLING MONOGRAPHS, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1957, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in a limited edition of 350 copies, of which this is copy number 106. Contents include: FORWARD, BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY; INTRODUCTION, BY VINCENT STARRETT; URBI ET ORBI; A SHERLOCKIAN GAZETTEER; ENVOY., (Order No: 46093 ), $100.00

30. Various Hands (edited by Vincent Starrett), 221B: STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1940 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 248pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) - bright colors, CONTENTS INCLUDE: EXPLANATION; THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE FIELD BAZAAR; WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES AN AMERICAN?; NUMMI IN ARCA; ON THE EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY OF BAKER STREET; DR. WATSON'S SECRET; THE CARE AND FEEDING OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; THREE IDENTIFICATIONS; THE OTHER BOARDER; SHERLOCK HOLMES AND MUSIC; SUSSEX INTERVIEW; THE ADVENTURE OF THE UNIQUE HAMLET; MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON; SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PICTURES; THE CREATOR OF HOLMES IN THE FLESH; APPOINTMENT IN BAKER STREET; A SHERLOCK HOLMES CROSS-WORD., (Order No: 45776 ), $100.00

31. Warrack, Guy, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND MUSIC, Faber and Faber Ltd, London, (1947), 56pp, very good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), We all know Holmes as concert-goer, as composer, and as executant. In the career of no other criminologist has music played such a large part: we may even say that a study of Holmes as a musician is essential to a full understanding of the man., (Order No: 46446 ), $50.00

32. Watson, John H. (unearthed by Randall Collins), THE CASE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS' RING, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1978), B&W illustrations, 156pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517535300 AMID THE DRUGS AND CULT MYSTICISM OF THE EDWARDIAN UNDERWORLD, SHERLOCK HOLMES ENCOUNTERS THE WORLD'S MOST EVIL GENIUS, AND HIS PLAN TO DESTROY WESTERN CIVILIZATION., (Order No: 22910 ), $8.00

33. Watson, John H. (edited by W. Lane), SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WOOD GREEN EMPIRE MYSTERY, Magico Magazine, New York, (1985), 90pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), Was it murder, suicide (the most cold blooded ever), or an accident? The Wood Green coroner brought in a verdict of "death by misadventure." But Sherlock Holmes (lured from his bee-keeping retirement), knew better., (Order No: 39163 ), $85.00

34. Wolff, Julian (compiled by), PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF SHERLOCKIAN HERALDRY, New York, 1955, B&W illustrations, 27pp, very good, wraps (softcover) with punches on frontis as usual, WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS UPON THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SCREENED AND WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES., (Order No: 46132 ), $50.00

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