Sherlock Holmes In America

Beautiful Oversized Gift Book

Year 1981
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1981. Oversized 11.60 X 9.30 inches. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Excellent condition in very good original dust jacket with slight edgewear. ; Sherlock Holmes in America is a treasure-house of long-hidden or -forgotten Sherlockian. Reprinted here are countless examples of fabled but long-unseen American Sherlockian art: story illustrations, comic strips and cartoons, motion picture advertisements, and business advertisements incorporatinon the Holmes image. Stories are included also - hilarious American burlesques of Arthur Conan Doyle's Great Detective; and there are critics' reviews of old and new Holmes stage productions and of the many Holmes films...gems of Holmes poetry...letters and news items...and serious Sherlockian commentary aplenty. CONTENTS Foreword: The American Profile of Sherlock Holmes by Dean Dickensheet Introduction: Dealings with the Firm of Calabash, Deerstalker, and Lens - The Image of Sherlock Holmes in Popular Art and Literature by Bill Blackbeard Story Illustrations Dramatic, Cinematic, and Radio Reviews and Advertisements The Holmes Image in Advertising Pseudo-Sherlockian Stories and Burlesques: I A Variety of Sherlockian Commentary Comic Strips and Cartoons Pseudo-Sherlockian Stories and Burlesques: II The Real, Right Thing: Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor. Index. 256 pages.