The Annotated Sherlock Holmes

Two Oversized Volumes

Year 1976
Edition SECOND
Pages 1512
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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"THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Four Novels And The Fifty~Six Short Stories Complete. Edited With An Introduction, Notes And Bibliography By William S. Baring~Gould. Illustrated with Maps, Diagrams, Coats~of~ Arms, Photographs, and Drawings by Charles Doyle, Houiard K. Elcock, D. H. Friston, A. Gilbert, James Grieg, George Hutchinson, William H. Hyde, Charles Raymond Macauley, Sidney Paget, Frederic Don Steele, Arthur Twidle, Frank Wiles and Numerous Others." Here, in two volumes, is every word that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859~1930) ever wrote about the adventures of the detective and the doctor~ fifty~six short stories and four complete novels, arranged chronologically from Holmes first case, in 1874, when he was a university student, to his signal service to the British Empire in the opening days of the First World War. "It has been said that three fictional characters are known to readers all over the world: Hamlet, Robinson Crusoe~and Sherlock Holmes. Holmes has been called the most convincing, the most brilliant, the most congenial and well loved of all the detectives of fiction, and his stalwart friend and biographer, John H. Watson, M.D., late of the Army Medical Department, the most famous and best~loved physician in literature." William S. Baring~Gould, the editor, who was one of the greatest Sherlockian authorities, wrote two previous volumes about the Sage of Baker Street~The Chronological Holmes and Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the Worlds First Consulting Detective. To this work he contributed eleven fascinating chapters of introduction on Conan Doyle, on Holmes and Watson and the evil Professor James Moriarty, and on the Baker Street scene; he also provided "interludes" that throw a new light on many perplexing problems raised by Watson writings; and in addition annotated each adventure from his vast collection of "Writings about the Writings." He amassed as well, from files of yellowing books and magazine diagrams, coats of arms, photographs, and drawings for inclusion in this collection. All the most celebrated illustrators of the Canon are represented among them, Sidney Paget of the Strand, Frederic Dorr Steele, and William H.Hyde, as well as numerous others. In these pages the millions, young and middle~aged and old, who love the detective and the doctor and the London in which they walked and talked and adventured, will find the definitive account of their famous association. 1512 pages (11 pounds!) total.

VOLUME ONE - Clarkson Potter, 1976. SECOND EDITION, sixteenth printing. Excellent condition, binding square & tight, covers clean, nice edges, clean pages. Original dust jacket, not price clipped, excellent condition, tiny closed tear in spine edge of dj otherwise near mint condition. Endpaper maps of London with insets. frontispiece portrait of Conan Doyle. 688 pages. index. VOLUME II - Clarkson N. Potter, 1976. SECOND EDITION, seventeenth printing. Excellent tightly bound condition, clean pages, original dust jacket, not price clipped. "The four novels and the fifty-six short stories complete by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle". Edited, with an introduction, notes and bibliography by William S. Baring-Gould. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, coats-of-arms, photographs and drawings. Map on end papers. A heavy, comprehensive accounting of all that is Sherlock Holmes in near mint condition throughout. Would make an excellent gift or addition to any Holmes collection. 824 pages