The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

S$94.00

Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar W Smith (ed), Vincent Starrett (intro), various illustrators

Publisher: The Easton Press, 1981.

Condition: Hardcover, black leather with extensive gilt on spine and boards. There is light spotting of boards (barely noticeably) and a tiny 1/2cm smudge (again barely noticeable). Light foxing of edges. Interior clean and near perfect. Overall very good. Extensively illustrated.

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About Sherlock Holmes (from wikipedia):

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A London-based “consulting detective” whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.

The character grew tremendously popular with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with “A Scandal in Bohemia” in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.