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    Ellery Queen. The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Boston: 1944. First edition, Dinner issue, signed.

    More Information: Ellery Queen (editors). The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944. First edition, Dinner issue, limited to 125 copies, of which this is number ninety-two, and signed by Frederic Dannay as Ellery Queen. Cablegram addressed to Edgar Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars from Adrian Conan Doyle calling this book "a monstrous perpetration and highly detrimental to the good name and honest of American literature" laid in. Octavo. xxii, [2], 356, [357-365, acknowledgements, bibliography, index], [1, blank] pages, limitation leaf inserted. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front board stamped in red, outlining text, spine lettered in red; top edge stained red; in original restored dust jacket. Spine ends and corners lightly worn; corners softly bumped. Front endpapers discolored from cablegram. Dust jacket spine panel dulled; rear panel lightly rubbed with some minor soiling to rear flap fold; very small blemish to front panel with light color loss; lightly restored at spine ends and edges of folds; faint discoloration to verso of spine panel. A near fine copy in a modestly sophisticated jacket with a nice overall appearance. Thirty-three Sherlock Holmes stories not by Arthur Conan Doyle, including authors such as Maurice Leblanc, Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Mark Twain, O. Henry and August Derleth. From the KoKo Collection.

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