The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER / 1987]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [SHERLOCK #3]
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Gilded heavyweight hardcover. Features leatherette spine, marbled endpapers, original inserts and illustrations by Richard Lebenson and an afterword by Fred Strebeigh
Book is in excellent condition; like new with minor wear.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including 'The Red-Headed League', 'The Blue Carbuncle', and 'The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, 'A Scandal in Bohemia'