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Title:A Study in Scarlet
Price:GBP£350.00 (about USD$487.40)
Category:Fiction
Item ID:TP01-90178
Quantity:1
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1893
Binding:Hardcover (Quarter Cloth)
Condition:Good
Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1893, Hardcover (Quarter Cloth), Book Condition: Good

Newly rebound with red linen backstrip and marbled boards. Part of original backstrip attached to spine, as a label. Top edge gilt, original front cover tipped in at rear and pen inscription to original free endpaper. Otherwise a very good, sound and attractive copy. First edition to contain Dr Joseph Bell's introduction 'A Note on Sherlock Holmes'. Bell was Doyle's university lecturer in medicine and the original model for his great detective. A STUDY IN SCARLET is an 1887 detective novel by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become among the most famous characters in literature. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." Size: Octavo. Category: Fiction;
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