"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1975)

This is non-fiction, but still worth the share. This is the 1975 paperback edition of Vincent Starrett's classic study of Sherlock Holmes with an introduction by Michael Murphy.

This work has long been out of print. In fact, those few copies found in the last decade have often brought prices usually attached to rare books and curiosa. The original edition was first published by Macmillian in 1933. Mr. Starrett revised and enlarged the work for a University of Chicago edition in 1960. This is the first paperback edition. Throughout the world this book is still recognized as the definitive study of Sherlock Holmes.

Title: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Vincent Starrett
Year: 1975 (first published 1933)
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Purchase: Amazon.

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