August Derleth. Eight Solar Pons First Editions, One Signed, including: "In Re: Sherlock Holmes" The Adventures of Solar Pons; The Memoirs of Solar Pons; Three Problems for Solar Pons; The Return of Solar Pons; The Reminiscences of Solar Pons; The Casebook of Solar Pons.; The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians; The Chronicles of Solar Pons. Sauk City, WI: Mycroft and Moran, Publishers, 1945-1973.

    First hardcover editions. Eight twelvemo volumes. "In Re: Sherlock Holmes" is inscribed and signed "Best wishes-August Derleth" on the front endpaper. The Unique Dickensians is a limited edition, number 15 of 35 copies.

    Black cloth with gilt, silver, or red spine titles. Overall, the books and dust jackets (Dickensians has no jacket, as issued) are near fine to fine. This superb assortment features the majority of Derleth's Sherlock Holmes pastiches, which he wrote between 1945 and his death in 1971. The books include forewords by such mystery luminaries as Vincent Starrett, Ellery Queen, Edgar W. Smith, and Anthony Boucher. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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