DescriptionArthur Conan Doyle. The Stark Munro Letters. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. First English edition. Vincent Starrett's copy, with his signature. Publisher's dark green cloth, moderately worn. Very good.
This lot: The Stark Munro Letters. Being a Series of Sixteen Letters Written by J. Stark Munro, M. B., to His Friend and Former Fellow-Student, Herbert Swanborough, of Lowell, Massachusetts, During the Years 1881-1884. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. First English edition. Vincent Starrett's name on the half-title page. Octavo. 346 pages plus publisher's catalog. Engraved frontispiece. Publisher's dark green cloth over beveled boards with gilt titles. Housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase and chemise. Moderate shelf wear to the boards. Some bubbling and abrading to the cloth. Corners bumped. Minimal scattered foxing, mostly along the text edges. Very good condition.
"In a letter to Captain Stansbury on 10 July 1913, Conan Doyle drew his attention to this book, describing it as 'the evolution of a young medico, based largely, on the subjective side, on my own experience and feelings" (Green and Gibson, A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle, A18).
Vincent Starrett (1886-1974) was an author, book collector, bibliographer, and journalist based in Chicago. In addition to writing a regular column on the book world called "Books Alive" for The Chicago Tribune, he also wrote pulp fiction, mystery stories, and pastiches of and essays on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, Starrett was a founding member of the Baker Street Irregulars and co-founder of the group's Chicago chapter, and he continues to be acknowledged as a preeminent Sherlock Holmes scholar. His works of Sherlockiana include 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes and, most notably, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, first published in 1933 and still an absolutely essential work for any serious student of the Sherlock Holmes canon.
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