[REFERENCE]. A collection of important biographies and reference on source material for Sherlock Holmes, together 15 volumes, 8o except as noted, original bindings, almost all with dust jackets, good condition, including: [SAXBY, Jessie Margaret Edmonston]. Joseph Bell: An Appreciation by an Old Friend. Edinburgh and London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1913. Frontispiece portrait and 9 plates. FIRST EDITION. Dr. Joseph Bell was Conan Doyle's teacher in medical school and the prototype for Sherlock Holmes. De Waal 3204. -- ROUGHEAD, William, editor. Trial of Oscar Slater. Edinburgh and Glasgow: William Hodge, [1910]. Oscar Slater served 16 years of his life sentence for murder before obtaining release thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle's investigation into the case. "Sir Conan Doyle, you breaker of my shackles, you lover of truth for justice sake, I thank you from the bottom of my heart" (Slater in a letter to Doyle). -- ERNST, Bernard M.L. and Hereward CARRINGTON. Houdini and Conan Doyle. New York: Albert and Charles Boni, [1932]. -- STARRETT, Vincent. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. London: Nicholson & Watson, 1934. -- PEARSON, Hesketh. Conan Doyle: His Life and Art. London: Methuen, [1943]. FIRST EDITION. De Waal 3956. -- CARR, John Dickson. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Harper and Brothers, [1949]. FIRST EDITION. De Waal 3912. -- [DOYLE, Adrian Conan, editor.] Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Centenary 1859-1959. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, [1959]. 4o. De Waal 3919. -- And 8 others. (15)

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[REFERENCE]. A collection of important biographies and reference on source material for Sherlock Holmes, together 15 volumes, 8o except as noted, original bindings, almost all with dust jackets, good condition, including: [SAXBY, Jessie Margaret Edmonston]. Joseph Bell: An Appreciation by an Old Friend. Edinburgh and London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1913. Frontispiece portrait and 9 plates. FIRST EDITION. Dr. Joseph Bell was Conan Doyle's teacher in medical school and the prototype for Sherlock Holmes. De Waal 3204. -- ROUGHEAD, William, editor. Trial of Oscar Slater. Edinburgh and Glasgow: William Hodge, [1910]. Oscar Slater served 16 years of his life sentence for murder before obtaining release thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle's investigation into the case. "Sir Conan Doyle, you breaker of my shackles, you lover of truth for justice sake, I thank you from the bottom of my heart" (Slater in a letter to Doyle). -- ERNST, Bernard M.L. and Hereward CARRINGTON. Houdini and Conan Doyle. New York: Albert and Charles Boni, [1932]. -- STARRETT, Vincent. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. London: Nicholson & Watson, 1934. -- PEARSON, Hesketh. Conan Doyle: His Life and Art. London: Methuen, [1943]. FIRST EDITION. De Waal 3956. -- CARR, John Dickson. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Harper and Brothers, [1949]. FIRST EDITION. De Waal 3912. -- [DOYLE, Adrian Conan, editor.] Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Centenary 1859-1959. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, [1959]. 4o. De Waal 3919. -- And 8 others. (15)
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