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March 3, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm

The Basic Holmesian Library

A Catalog

by
Timothy J. Johnson

In conjunction with an exhibit based on John Bennett Shaw's list of One Hundred and a conference sponsored by The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota


Elmer L. Andersen Library
Special Collections & Rare Books
University of Minnesota Libraries
June — July 2001


Minneapolis 2001



Introduction to the Exhibit

“Some years ago I staged an exhibition of what I then considered to be the One Hundred Basic Books, pamphlets and periodicals relating to Sherlock Holmes.”

So wrote John Bennett Shaw in a short introduction to his first official compilation of these books, pamphlets and periodicals, which he titled “The Basic Holmesian Library”. His goal was to give “an in-depth view of the entire Holmesian culture,” and while he admitted the difficulty encountered in choosing what to include out of so many fine writings, he approached this daunting task with the enthusiasm of one who truly understood the meaning of Collecting Sherlockiana.

His own library, which he defined in his essay “Collecting Sherlockiana” as “…a number of books and other printed material on one subject, or on several,” focused on Sherlock Holmes. An avid bibliophile, he narrowed his collecting to this one subject after donating his other collections to such universities as Notre Dame, Tulsa, and the University of New Mexico. It is perhaps ironic to use the term narrowed for such a collection, which grew to over 15, 000 items. As his own library expanded with acquisitions of previously printed as well as newly published items, he revised his list of the Basic Holmesian Library. Shaw wrote in several different introductions to his revised lists that his goal was to provide workshop participants with an index that would “…guide (the participants) through the welter of words that have been printed about Mr. Holmes, his life and times and career, his friends and enemies, and his standing today as a world figure who lives and is revered and respected by all.”

Shaw’s list of the Basic Holmesian Library, which he revised in 1983 and 1987, has continued to serve many a collector. In 1995, a year after his death, Shaw’s Sherlock Holmes Library was formally dedicated at the University of Minnesota. His list of 100 items was revised that year by E. W. McDiarmid and Peter E. Blau in an effort to focus on more attainable items. In 1996, Carl William Thiel published an annotated collector’s guide to Shaw’s list. Two years later, Catherine Cooke published Shaw’s most recently revised Basic Holmesian Library and included his essay on collecting Sherlockiana.

In 2000, his library joined those of other important collectors such as Philip Hench, Vincent Starrett, Bill Rabe, E. W. McDiarmid, Howard Haycraft, Jennie Paton and Felix Morley in the new Elmer L. Andersen Library. We hope that you enjoy this exhibit of the Basic Holmesian Library, in its variant revisions. Our goal in selecting the books that are included in this display was two fold: first, to honor John Bennett Shaw for his undying enthusiasm in guiding Holmesian devotees through the mass of what has been written, and secondly, to select editions that would indicate the breadth of materials that reside in the Sherlock Holmes Collections. It is indeed a “treasure trove” for Sherlockians.

John Bennett Shaw’s legacy lives on in both his Basic Holmesian Library List of 100 Books and his own beloved Sherlockian library, and our wish for you is the same that Shaw expressed in closing his introduction to each of his revised lists: “Good reading, and good collecting.”

Julie McKuras



Curator's Commentary on the Exhibit

John Bennett Shaw's list provided the framework for this exhibit, but a basic question needed to be answered before the first book was placed in the first case: should we exhibit the very best, the most pristine copies we have from the Collections or should we opt for a little more variety? I opted for variety; the reason was very simple: collectors come in all shapes and sizes, with diverse levels of expertise (bibliographic and otherwise), and with pecuniary pockets of differing depths. Given Holmes wide appeal (and quite possibly his own reading and bookselling habits) and the desire to infect the novice or newcomer with that particular strain of Sherlockian bibliomania (v. bibliomania Holmesiensis), the exhibit needed to display that same expansive character of collectors and collecting, reflected in books of various states and conditions. Moving through the exhibit one will notice, therefore, the creased paperback near the first edition, the presentation copy poised by the tattered dust jacket, or the torn and tied bundle resting in sorry repose close by a well-cared-for rarity. All are important, for all provide entrance into that world of "good reading and good collecting."

But beyond the basic question, the exhibit provided the opportunity for a playful commentary on collectors and collecting, sprinkled with the odds and ends and artifacts acquired in the hunt. One begins with the figurine of Shaw, enthroned upon his annotated Holmes, a Baker Street Dozen as his footstool, king of all within this domain. Here is both the beginning and the end of this realm, represented by both Canon and Journal, and the demarcation of the boundaries of Shaw's most wonderful list.

The next few cases are rather tidy affairs, each well ordered and with that sense of calm that belies the subcutaneous fervor of the collector. We see Holmes and Watson in profile, their gaze providing an inkling of more to come. Off to the side we spy the solitary volume, buttressed by intent bookends, each searching for clues in solution to a crime. Rarities begin to appear, as do the wine and cigars, a nod to the connoisseur in each of us (or the appurtenance to celebration or sorrow in acquiring or missing a particularly prized volume).

For those inclined to lesser spirits (but holding equally fervent desires in building their collections) tea and trinkets provide comfort amidst the pursuit. But by this time the Holmesian virus is in full force. The sixth case represents this fevered pitch and is a riot of activity, volumes scattered hither and yon, not unlike the sometime appearance of that rather famous sitting room at 221B. We are in a frenzied state. And we're enjoying every minute.

Sherlock Hemlock and Scotchland Yard help us organize our affairs. Between these bookends of a child's school lunch and an adult's disguised nip one finds a story for the ages. Calm and order descend once again on our world. We are at peace. It is time for dinner, a glass of wine, and a game of chess. Even Moriarty, with his cracked and damaged visage peering between the covers, cannot defeat our enthusiasms. We know he is gone, that his web has been broken, and that the world's most famous consulting detective takes some continuing pleasure in our own little exploits in search of his story.

Tim Johnson



The
Basic
Holmesian
Library

compiled by
John Bennett Shaw

1977—1993


The Shaw One Hundred

Introduction (From the 1979 List)

Some years ago I staged an exhibition of what I then considered to be the One Hundred Basic Books, Pamphlets and Periodicals relating to Sherlock Holmes. The catalog of this display was never issued and over the years I have had many requests for the list, especially from new recruits to the Cult.

I thought that this workshop would provide a good opportunity to publicized such a list and so I provided a copy to each participant: to guide him through the welter of words that have been printed about Mr. Holmes, his life and time and career, his friends and enemies, and his standing today as a figure that lives and is revered and respected throughout the world.

I tried to list One Hundred items that would give on an in-depth view of the entire Holmesian culture. Selection was difficult and I am sure that a number of important items have been omitted and some included that many will think better left out. It was especially difficult to limit the inclusion of items done in an ephemeral way as gift books, in periodicals, in a form not yet collected, in foreign languages and so on. Thus I have had to neglect for this listing a number of fine contributions by such writers as Jay Finley Christ, Lord Donegall, Charles Honce, Nathan Bengis, Peter E. Blau, Jon L. Lellenberg, Christopher Morley, Julian Wolff and Edgar W. Smith. I must not fail to mention the many profound and interesting contributions to The Writing about the Writings done by foreign authors such as Henry Lauritzen, A. D. Henriksen, Karl Krejci-Graf, Ted Bergman, Rudolf Čechura, Kohki Naganuma and many others.

Please remember that while I have listed One Hundred items I have not listed more than two thousand others.

Good reading, and good collecting.


The Basic One Hundred Items: A Holmesian Library

Compiler's note: Entries that survived all revisions of the list by Shaw are unmarked and in plain type. Those titles not fortunate enough to remain on the list are indicated by a minus sign [- - - -], including titles added after the initial list of 1977 and later dropped. Additional information on the date of their demise, provided by the compiler, is given. Titles that were added during later revisions—and that survived the winnowing process—are indicated by a plus sign [++++]. Finally, those titles cleverly consolidated by Shaw—in a space-making move to add more titles to the list—are indicated by a tilde [~~~~]. All other notes and commentary, unless otherwise indicated, are Shaw's as taken from his various lists.

The Canon

1. Baring-Gould, William S. THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, (2 vols) New York, C. N. Potter: Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1967. De Waal: C1862
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw

2. ++++Doyle, Pj and E. W. McDiarmid, editors. THE BAKER STREET DOZEN, New York: Congdon & Weed; Chicago, Ill.: Distributed by Contemporary Books, 1987. (Note: An anthology of Doyle's twelve favorite stories with a thirteenth added—to make it a 'Baker's Dozen' and each with an essay by a noted Sherlockian scholar). This title was added in Shaw's 1988 revised list.
De Waal: C1864, C1865
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, typed in "Note variant dust jacket (color of lamp on cover)."


The Canon, Abridged

3. - - - -Kottmeyer, William K. THE CASES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, St. Louis: Webster Division, McGraw-Hill, 1947. This category is not present in the 1988 or 1993 revisions.
De Waal: C1886.
U of M call number: PR4621 .K67x 1947b
Additional notes on various copies: Hench copy; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; 1965 printing; 1966 printing; 1972 printing; 1975 printing.


The Canon, Apocrypha

4. Doyle, Arthur Conan. TALES OF TERROR AND MYSTERY, London: John Murray, 1922 (note: this contains "The Man With the Watches" and "The Lost Special").
De Waal: C2293
U of M call number: PR4621 1922c
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, dust jacket, with typed note by Shaw on contents.

5. ++++Tracy, Jack (editor). SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE PUBLISHED APOCRYPHA, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980 (Note: Peter Haining, THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1981. In many of the contents this is a duplication yet Haining has items not in Tracy, and vice versa.) This title was added in Shaw's February 1983 list. He noted in a 1987 post-script: "Since issuing this list of reading suggestions in 1983, I have revised it several times. Once again I have gone over it with care and deleted, sadly, several items in order to include three or four new and important volumes. As I commented in the final note, there are but 99 items at present but the 100th will soon be published."
De Waal: C2311
U of M call number: PR4622 .S4 1980
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Copy signed by editor; 1st printing; Rabe.


Holmes, General Writings About

6. Baring-Gould, William S. SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET, New York: Bramhall; New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1962. This title appears in the 1993 list (printed in The Baker Street Journal, December) as Sherlock Holmes: A Biography of the World's First Consulting Detective, 1962.
De Waal: C4895
U of M call number: PR4624 .B33 1962
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of M. F. Miller; Reissue: misbound in covers for Wild, Wooly and Wicked by Harry Sinclair Drago; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; 2nd printing; 4th printing; 5th printing; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid.

7. Bell, H. W. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DOCTOR WATSON, London: Constable & Co., 1931.
De Waal: C10703
U of M call number: PR4624 .B4 1932
Additional notes on various copies: "This first edition is limited to 500 copies." Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench Da3754. Hench copy on display.

8. ++++Blackbeard, Bill (editor) SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1981. This title appeared on the 1983 revised list.
De Waal: C4936

9. Blakeney, T. S. SHERLOCK HOLMES: FACT OR FICTION, London: John Murray, 1931.
De Waal: C4938
U of M call number: PR4623 .B53x 1932
Additional notes on various copies: Gift of Anthony Morley, dust jacket; Book plate of Edgar Wadsworth Smith, inscribed to Edgar W. Smith from Vincent Starrett, December 1932 printing; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw. Morley copy on display.

10. Blegen, Theodore C. and McDiarmid, E. W. SHERLOCK HOLMES: MASTER DETECTIVE, La Crosse, Printed for the Norwegian Explorers, St. Paul & Minneapolis, by the Sumac Press, 1952.
De Waal: C4945
U of M call number: PR4624 .B575x 1952
Additional notes on various copies: Hench, presentation copy from editors; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation copy from Blegen; Vincent Starrett copy; E.W. McDiarmid copy, includes inserted advertising pamphlet for this volume. Shaw copy on display.

11. Brend, Gavin. MY DEAR HOLMES, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1951.
De Waal: C4958
U of M call number: PR4623 .B7 1951
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid; Philip Hench copy; Presentation copy from author to James C. Iraldi; 2nd impression; Hench, inscribed: "For Phil with affection, Christmas 1962." Book plate of W. T. Rabe. McDiarmid copy on display.

12. Cutter, Robert A. (editor) SHERLOCKIAN STUDIES: SEVEN PIECES OF SHERLOCKIANA, Jackson Heights, N.Y.: The Baker Street Press, 1947.
De Waal: C5048
U of M call number: PR4623 .S47x 1947
Additional notes on various copies: "First edition 200 copies"; Hench, No. 106 of 200 limited ed. Copies; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, contains letter from Cutter to Shaw, this copy unnumbered; Hench, No. 298 (2nd ed.); Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, No. 29B (2nd ed.), signed by author; A. D. Henriksen. Shaw No. 29B copy on display.

13. Dakin, D. Martin. A SHERLOCK HOLMES COMMENTARY, Newton Abbot: David and Charles; New York, Drake, 1972.
De Waal: C11193
U of M call numbers: PR4624 .D3, PR4624 .D3x 1972
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Provenance: Hench, book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, third printing, 1973. Shaw copy on display.

14. Five Orange Pips, The. THE BEST OF THE PIPS: A COLLECTION OF THE WRITINGS ABOUT THE WRITINGS, New York: Five Orange Pips of Westchester County, 1955.
De Waal: C5160
U of M call number: PR4623 .F58x 1955
Additional note: Hench copy.

15. Grazebrook, O. F. STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES (A Series of Seven Pamphlets), Worcester (Eng.): Trinity Press, 1949-1953.
De Waal: C5198
U of M call number: PR4624 G73x 1950.
Additional notes on various copies: Gift of Anthony Morley; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench.

16. - - - -Green, Richard Lancelyn (editor) THE SHERLOCK HOLMES LETTERS, London: Secker & Warburg; Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1986.
De Waal: C5205.1 , C5205.2
U of M call numbers: PR4624 .S48 1986b, PR4624 .S48 1986.
This title was added in Shaw's 1987 revision to his 1983 list and deleted from the 1993 list.
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation copy to Shaw from Green; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid; Philip Hench. Shaw copy on display.

17. Haining, Peter. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SCRAPBOOK, London: New English Library, 1973. Shaw added this note in 1983: "Haining, Peter, A SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPENDIUM, 1980 is similar and equally entertaining." [London: W. H. Allen]
De Waal: C5232
U of M call number: PR4624 .S47 1980
Additional note: Treasure Press, 1986, edition on display, with bookplate of John Bennett Shaw and inscription from Haining to Shaw.

18. - - - -Hall, Trevor H. THE LATE MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND OTHER LITERARY STUDIES, London: Gerald Duckworth & Co.; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971. This title does not appear in Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C5238
U of M call numbers: PR4624 .H25 1971, PR4624 .H25 1971b
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Book plate of W. T. Rabe; Review copy, notice removed. Rabe copy on display.

19. - - - -Hall, Trevor H. SHERLOCK HOLMES: TEN LITERARY STUDIES, London: Duckworth, 1969; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1970, c1969. Hall's second title was demoted to a parenthetical mention in the 1983 list. It does not appear in the 1987 list.
De Waal: C5241
U of M call numbers: PR4623 .H25 1969, PR4623 .H25 1970
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw.

20. ++++Hammer, David L. THE GAME IS AFOOT, Bloomington, IN: Gaslight Publications, 1983; FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME, 1986 (These two guides to Holmesian places are complementary and so are bracketed together.) Hammer's two titles appeared in Shaw's 1987 list. Two additional titles appeared in the 1993 BSJ list: TO PLAY THE GAME, Dubuque (Iowa): Gasogene Press, Ltd. 1991 and THE WORTH OF THE GAME, Dubuque: Gasogene Press, 1993.
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, with inscription from Hammer to Shaw, "For John Bennett Shaw, aficionado and father confessor in all matters Sherlockian. David Hammer, Sante Fe, 4/24/84."
De Waal: C11230

21. ++++Hardwick, Michael. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHERLOCK HOLMES, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. This appears on the 1987 revision.
De Waal: C5252
U of M call numbers: PR4624 .H28 1986b, PR4624 .H28 1986
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, book jacket, with tipped-in photograph of Hardwick.

22. - - - -Hardwick, Michael and Mollie. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPANION, London: John Murray, 1962; Garden City (N.Y.): Doubleday, 1963, c1962.
This title does not appear on Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C5253
U of M call numbers: PR4623 .A3 H377x 1962, PR4623 .A3 H377x 1963
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; two jackets; TLS by Michael Hardwick, March 8, 1980; Shaw, review copy, notice dated August 29, 1962; Provenance: Bill McGowran; Notation (by Shaw?): See McGowran's 3 articles in London News May 1959 (in clip file); 1v; lacks ribbon markers; TLS by Michael Hardwick, April 21, 1980; 2nd printing, October, 1962; Proof copy with jacket; Book plate of Bill Rabe; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, with ribbon markers, copy inscribed by Michael Hardwick; Shaw's working copy, Shaw's note cards and other ephemera removed to vertical file. Rabe copy on display.

23. Harrison, Michael (editor) BEYOND BAKER STREET: A SHERLOCKIAN ANTHOLOGY, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.
De Waal: C5262
U of M call number: PR4624 .B49x 1976
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, TLS by Anthony D. Howlett to John Bennett Shaw, March 26, 1981, tipped in before Howlett's contribution, "The Impersonators: Sherlock Holmes on stage and screen." 2nd printing; Gift plate Valerie L. Roberts. Shaw copy on display.

24. Harrison, Michael. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, London: Cassell, 1958, rev. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1971.
De Waal: C5264, C5265
U of M call numbers: PR4624 .H3 1958, PR4624 .H3 1971
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid; Hench Da2017; proof copy, TLS from the author to John Bennett Shaw, Feb. 11, 1975; Hench Da2017a; TLS and illustrated by the author to Hans Sloane Square, envelope addressed to Shaw; TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw, Sept. 25, 1972; TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw, Dec. 24, 1974; HLS (Christmas card) by the author to John Bennett Shaw, Dec. 14, 1979; Starrett book plate, with inscription. Starrett copy on display.

25. ~~~~Harrison, Michael. I, SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Dutton, 1977. Shaw noted in his 1987 list that this title could be substituted for THE WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, London: Frederick Muller, c1973. In the 1993 BSJ list The World of Sherlock Holmes is listed, with this additional note: "Harrison's Immortal Sleuth: Sherlockian Musings and Memories, 1987, is equally as absorbing and informative."
De Waal: C22307 (I, Sherlock Holmes)
U of M call number: PR6058 .A694 I74x 1977
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw.
De Waal: C5270.B719.1 (The World of Sherlock Holmes)
U of M call number: PR4624 .H3x 1973
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, John Bennett Shaw copy of TLS from Harrison to Hans Sloan, proposing Julian Wolff festschrift (Sept. 6, 1974); Book plate of W.T. Rabe; Hench Db719; Review copy, notice pasted to front end paper; TLS to John Bennett Shaw from the author, pasted to back end paper; Christmas card with HLS pasted inside back cover, from the author to Dorothy and John Bennett Shaw.

26. ++++Harrison, Michael. A STUDY IN SURMISE: THE MAKING OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Bloomington (Ind.): Gaslight Publications, 1984. This title appears in Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C5269
U of M call number: PR4624 .H38x 1984
Additional notes: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; two jackets; TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw, June 30, 1984.

27. ~~~~Harrison, Michael. THE WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, London: Frederick Muller, 1973.
De Waal: C5270
U of M call number: PR4624 .H3x 1973
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; John Bennett Shaw copy of TLS from Harrison to Hans Sloan, proposing Julian Wolff festschrift (Sept. 6, 1974); Book plate of W.T. Rabe; Hench Db719. Shaw copy on display.

28. Haycraft, Howard. MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY, New York, London: D. Appleton-Century, 1941.
De Waal: C5285
U of M call number: PN3448 .D4 H3 1941
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench D2025; TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw, Nov. 21, 1979; pasted to back end paper. Shaw copy on display.

29. ++++Herbert, Paul D. THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY, Bloomington, Ind.: Gaslight Publications, 1983. This title appears on Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C21323
U of M call number: Z8240 .H47 1983
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, first edition, January 1983.

30. Holroyd, James E. BAKER STREET BY-WAYS, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1959.
De Waal: C5339
U of M call number: PR4624 .H58 1959
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of: W. T. Rabe; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, HLS by the author to Nathan Bengis pasted to back end paper; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, note card signed by author, pasted to back end paper. Card explains the author's link to the South Bank Lion on Westminster Bridge; Hench D2046, advance proof copy, ALS (Christmas card) pasted to back end paper; McDiarmid book plate. McDiarmid copy on display.

31. Holroyd, James E. SEVENTEEN STEPS TO 221B, London: Allen & Unwin, 1967.
De Waal: C5344
U of M call number: PR4624 .S4 1967
Additional notes: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, HLS (Christmas card) by the editor pasted to recto back end paper.

32. - - - -Jaffee, Irving L. ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON, Brooklyn: Theo. Gaus' Sons, 1965. This title does not appear on Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C5387
U of M call number: PR4624 .J29x 1965
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, inside back cover, ALS tipped in from the author to Shaw; Inside back cover ALS (Christmas card) tipped in from author to Shaw. Shaw/Christmas card copy on display.

33. ++++Keefauver, Brad. THE ELEMENTARY METHODS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Magico Magazine, 1987. This title appeared in the June 1988 revision of the original 1983 list (which had been previously revised in 1987).
De Waal: C8820
U of M call number: PR4624 .K4483x 1987
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, Limited ed., Copy no. 20 of 60.

34. Klinefelter, Walter. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PORTRAIT AND PROFILE, [Syracuse, N.Y.] Syracuse University Press, 1963.
De Waal: C11500
Additional notes: Hench, with HLS; In reprint (1975) book plate of John Bennett Shaw, letter to Shaw from the author pasted to last page. Hench copy on display.

35. Knox, Ronald A. ESSAYS IN SATIRE, London: Sheed and Ward, 1928. (Note: this contains the cornerstone of any Holmesian collection, the famous essay "Some Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes").
De Waal: C5450, C5451
U of M call number: PR6021 .N6 E7 1928
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, first published: October, 1928; Hench, second impression: December, 1928; "This edition is limited to 250 copies of which this is number 233" & signed by author; Sixth impression: November, 1936, "Occasional Library" -- Book jacket. Shaw copy 233, with Knox signature on display.

36. ++++Lellenberg, Jon L. with John Niemenski. "DEAR STARRETT—"/"DEAR BRIGGS—", New York, N.Y.: The Baker Street Irregulars : distributed by Fordham University Press, 1989. This title first appeared in the BSJ list of 1993. Shaw notes: "This first of a series of histories of Sherlockians has been followed by Lellenberg's Irregular Memories of the Thirties, 1990; Irregular Records of the Early 'Forties, 1991. This historical series will continue."
De Waal: C14941
U of M call number: PS3537 .T246 A4x 1989
Additional notes on various copies: "First edition limited to 500 copies." Copy signed by editor, presentation copy: To John Bennett Shaw from Jon L. Lellenberg, Book plate of John Bennett Shaw.

37. ++++Liebow, Ely M. DR. JOE BELL: MODEL FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES, Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1982.
Liebow's book appeared in Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C9298
U of M call number: PR4623 .L54 1982
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to John Bennett Shaw(7/82); HLS on notecard depicting Bell's church (St. James Church, Egerson, Kent), to John (Bennett Shaw), 1983; Copy inscribed to Edith Meiser by the author, March, 1984. Shaw copy on display.

38. McQueen, Ian. SHERLOCK HOLMES DETECTED, Newton Abbot, David & Charles; New York, Drake Publishers, 1974.
De Waal: C5592
U of M call number: PR4624 .M42x 1974
Additional notes on various copies: McDiarmid book plate; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Business card of Jean Paiva, Drake Publ, glued in book. McDiarmid copy on display.

39. ++++Merrill, Edward A. FOR THE SAKE OF THE TRUST: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL, Bloomington (Ind.): Gaslight Publications, 1982. This title appears on Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C7268
U of M call number: PR4622 .M83 M4 1982
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, preliminary copy, hand bound from the bindery, Christmas card with a picture of the author and his wife pasted to back blank page (1984); Copy presented to the Hench collection by John Bennett Shaw, July 20, 1982, Hench DkDM55. Shaw copy on display.

40. Montgomery, James. ART IN THE BLOOD, [Philadelphia : privately printed,] 1950.
De Waal: C5622
U of M call number: PR4623 .M663x 1950
Additional notes on various copies: Presentation copy by the author to E.W. McDiarmid; Presentation copy by the author to Doyle W. Beckemeyer, stamp showing a caricature of Holmes, on inside front cover, book plate of John Bennett Shaw. McDiarmid copy on display.

41. Montgomery, James. SHOTS FROM THE CANON, Philadelphia : [s.n.] 1952.
De Waal: C5623
U of M call number: PR4623 .M666x 1953
Additional notes on various copies: Presentation copy from author to Felix [Morley], Gift of Anthony Morley; Presentation copy inscribed to John Bennett Shaw by the author, book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Presentation copy to Arthur Lowell, inscribed by the author; Presentation copy from author to Bill Rabe; Book plate of W.T. Rabe, presentation copy from author to Russ. Rabe copy on display.

42. - - - -Montgomery, James. SIDELIGHTS ON SHERLOCK, Philadelphia : s.n., 1951. This title appeared in Shaw's 1977 list but was dropped in the 1978 list.
De Waal: C5624
U of M call number: PR4623 .M6665x 1951
Additional notes on various copies: Copy inscribed by the author to William Baring-Gould; Presentation copy to E. W. McDiarmid, inscribed by the author; Copy inscribed by author to Russell McLauchlin; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, Sherlock Holmes ink stamp on inside front cover, copy inscribed by the author to "Doyle" Xmas 1951 (i.e. Doyle W. Beckemeyer), HLS by the author to "Doyle" (August 3, 1955). Baring-Gould copy on display.

43. Montgomery, James. THREE TRIFLING MONOGRAPHS, Philadelphia: J. Montgomery, 1952. Shaw makes an additional comment in the BSJ 1993 list: "All can be found in Montgomery's Christmas Annuals, Magico Magazine, 1983."
De Waal: C5625
U of M call number: PR4623 .M667x 1952z
Additional notes on various copies: Presentation copy: from author to Felix [Morley], Xmas 1952, Gift of Anthony Morley; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation from Montgomery to Alfred Reginald Allen, singer and Met official, exchange of letters removed to vertical file; Copy inscribed by the author to Arthur Lowell; Copy inscribed by the author to Russ. Morley copy on display.

44. ++++Norwegian Explorers, The. CULTIVATING SHERLOCK HOLMES, La Crosse, Wis.: Published by the Sumac Press for the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, 1978. This title appeared in the 1983 list.
De Waal: C5042
U of M call number: PR4624 .C84 1978
Additional notes on various copies: "400 copies regular edition. 25 copies special autographed."; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, contains advertising pamphlet for this ed., No. 1 of 25., and tipped-in note from Bryce Crawford; Hench, No. 25 of 25 signed copies; Errett W. McDiarmid, signed by editors on 1st leaf, inscribed to McDiarmid from Judith Blegen on t.p. verso; No. 3 of 25 signed copies. Shaw No. 1 copy on display.

45. - - - -Park, Orlando. SHERLOCK HOLMES, ESQUIRE AND JOHN H. WATSON, M.D., AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THEIR AFFAIRS, [Evanston, Ill.] Northwestern University Press, 1962. This title appeared in Shaw's 1977 list but was dropped in the 1978 list.
De Waal: C11194
U of M call number: Quarto PR4623 .A3 P3 1962
Additional note: Copy signed by author to Vincent Starrett.

46. ++++Redmond, Donald A. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A STUDY IN SOURCES, Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1982. This title appeared on Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C12230
U of M call number: PR4624 .R4 1982
Additional notes on various copies: Rabe, copy signed by author; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, ALS by the author on undated Christmas card, review copy notice pasted to front end paper. Rabe copy on display.

47. Roberts, S. C. HOLMES AND WATSON, A MISCELLANY, London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1953.
De Waal: C5800
U of M call number: PR4624 .R62 1953
Additional notes on various copies: Errata": leaf inserted; Book plate of W. T. Rabe; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Copy contains many newspaper clippings attached to inside covers; Presentation copy to Shaw from Geoffrey Cumberlege. Rabe copy on display.

48. - - - -Rosenberg, Sam. NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974. This title did not appear in Shaw's 1987 revised list.
De Waal: C5812
U of M call number: PR4624 .R65 1974
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W. T. Rabe, "First printing"; Presentation copy to John Bennett and Dorothy Shaw from Sam Rosenberg, book plate of: John Bennett Shaw, "First printing"; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, "First printing." McDiarmid copy on display.

49. ++++Rothman, Steven, editor. THE STANDARD DOYLE COMPANY: CHRISTOPHER MORLEY ON SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Fordham University Press, 1990. Rothman's book first appeared in the 1993 list.
De Waal: C5639
U of M call number: PR4624 .M67x 1990
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw bookplate.

50. Sayers, Dorothy L. UNPOPULAR OPINIONS, London: Victor Gollancz, 1946.
De Waal: C5851
U of M call number: PR6037 .A95 U5 1946
Additional note: E. W. McDiarmid bookplate.

51. Scrowers and The Molly Maguires of San Francisco, The, and The Trained Cormorants of Los Angeles County. WEST BY ONE AND BY ONE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF IRREGULAR WRITINGS, San Francisco, 1965.
De Waal: C5860
U of M call number: PR4624 .W4 1965
Additional note: Hench copy.

52. ++++Shepherd, Walter. ON THE SCENT WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES, London: A. Barker, 1978. This title appeared on Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C8839
U of M call number: PR4624 .S45 1978
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, with Walter Shepherd address on envelope tipped in.

53. ++++Shreffler, Philip A. (editor). THE BAKER STREET READER: CORNERSTONE WRITINGS ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES, Westport (Conn.) : Greenwood Press, 1984. This title is on Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C5910
U of M call number: PR4624 .B28 1984
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, 1st printing, presentation copy to John Bennett Shaw from Philip A. Shreffler.

54. ++++Shreffler, Philip A. SHERLOCK HOLMES BY GAS-LAMP, New York: Fordham University Press, 1989. The light first shone on this title in the 1993 BSJ list.
De Waal: C5912
PR4624 .S443 1989
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw.

55. Simpson, A. Carson. SIMPSON’S SHERLOCKIAN STUDIES ( a series of eight pamphlets), Philadelphia: International Printing Company, 1953-1960.
De Waal: C5915
U of M call number: PR4624 .S556x 1953
Additional notes on various copies: v.1 Limited ed.: Copy no.105 of 221 copies, v.2 Limited ed. Copy no.144 of 221 copies., v.3 Limited ed. Copy no.115 of 221 copies, v.4 Limited ed. Copy no.106 of 221 copies, v.5 Limited ed. Copy no.131 of 221 copies, v.6 Limited ed. Copy no.140 of 221 copies, v.7 Limited ed. Copy no.145 of 221 copies, v.8 Limited ed. Copy no.130 of 221 copies; v.1 Limited ed. Copy no.20 of 221 copies, book plate of John Bennett Shaw, v.2 Limited ed. Copy no.15 of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.3 Limited ed. Copy no.221Z of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.4 Limited ed. Copy no.4 of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.5 Limited ed. Copy no.221BR of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.6 Limited ed. Copy no.221AA of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.7 Limited ed. Copy no.221AS of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate, v.8 Limited ed. Copy no.148 of 221B copies, Shaw bookplate; v.1 Limited ed. Copy no.59 of 221 copies, v.1 (and all other volumes in this set) signed by author, v.2 Limited ed. Copy no.96 of 221B copies, v.3 Limited ed. Copy no.80 of 221B copies, v.5 Limited ed. Copy no.83 of 221B copies, v.6 Limited ed. Copy no.65 of 221B copies, v.7 Limited ed. Copy no.98 of 221B copies, v.8 Limited ed. Copy no.105 of 221B copies. Hench copy on display.

56. Smith, Edgar W. (editor) BAKER STREET AND BEYOND, Morristown (N. J.): Baker Street Irregulars, 1957.
De Waal: C12234
U of M call number: PR4624 .S55x 1957
Additional notes on various copies: "A new edition ... in a limited edition of 350 copies...."; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, copy 45; Book plate of W. T. Rabe, limited . . . of which this is copy number 42; Of 350 copies, this is copy 327. Shaw copy on display. 1940 Pamphlet House edition, No. 44 of 300, signed to Felix Morley by Edgar W. Smith, 8/5/40. Morley copy on display.

57. Smith, Edgar W. (editor) A BAKER STREET FOUR WHEELER: SIXTEEN PIECES OF SHERLOCKIANA, Maplewood, N. J., New York: The Pamphlet House, 1944.
De Waal: C5925
U of M call number: PR4624 .S553 1944
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W.T. Rabe, provenance: Russell McLauchlin, signed by Edgar W. Smith, First edition 200 copies. This is copy number 289 (second edition); Provenance: Hench, First edition 200 copies, this is copy number 134, paperback copy inserted in hardback cover; Provenance: Hench, First edition 200 copies. This is copy number 243 (second edition); Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, First edition 200 copies. This is copy number 238 (second edition); First edition 200 copies. This is copy number 239 (second edition); Shaw copy number 144 of 200 on display.

58. Smith, Edgar W. THE INCUNABULAR SHERLOCK HOLMES, Morristown, N.J.: The Baker Street Irregulars, 1958.
De Waal: C5930
U of M call number: PR4624 .I48x 1958
Additional notes on various copies: "Limited edition of three hundred and fifty copies."; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, . . . limited edition . . . of which this is copy number 75; Book plate of W. T. Rabe, . . . limited edition . . . of which this is copy number 31. Shaw copy on display.

59. Smith, Edgar W. INTRODUCING MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES, Morristown, N. J.: Baker Street Irregulars, 1959.
De Waal: C5931
U of M call number: PR4624 .S56 1959
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, book plate of Edgar Wadsworth Smith, limited edition of 350 copies, of which this is copy number 307"; Provenance: Hench, book inserted in hard cover, limited edition . . . of which this is copy number 92; Book plate of W.T. Rabe, limited edition . . . of which this is copy number 24. Shaw copy on display.

60. Smith, Edgar W. (editor) PROFILE BY GASLIGHT, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944.
De Waal: C5934
U of M call number: PR4624 .S55x 1944
Additional notes on various copies: Provenance: U.S.S. West Point, jacket flap copy tipped in, front end papers, gift of Anthony Morley; Presentation copy to Anita Young (William Hall's secretary and signed by Morley, Hall and Ms. Young), book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Special presentation copy to Bennett Cerf from the Murray Hill Dinner, Limited ed. Copy no. 137, book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid; Special presentation copy to Norman J. Wright from the Baker Street Irregulars, limited ed. Copy no. 391, copy signed by the editor, book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Shaw, "Second printing, April, 1944." McDiarmid copy on display.

61. ~~~~Sons of the Copper Beeches, The. LEAVES FROM THE COPPER BEECHES, 1959. Shaw makes this note in the 1983 revised list: "Another volume MORE LEAVES FROM THE COPPER BEECHES, 1976, can be substituted; it is equally well done."
De Waal: C5943

62. ~~~~Sons of the Copper Beeches, The. MORE LEAVES FROM THE COPPER BEECHES, 1976.
U of M call number: PR4623 .A2657x 1959
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw.

63. ~~~~Speckled Band, The. THE SECOND CAB, Boston: S. Moran, 1947. Shaw made a clever move with this entry, as he did with the Copper Beeches entries above. In the 1983 revised list he notes: "Also issued has been THE THIRD CAB, 1960 and THE FOURTH CAB, 1976." By noting the additional titles, two additional spaces in the list were created. Shaw continued this practice in the 1993 list where he notes the existence of THE BEST OF THE CABS, 1980 and THE FIFTH CAB, 1988.
De Waal: C5948
U of M call number: PR4624 .K53 1947
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, copy number 11 of 300; Book plate of: W.T. Rabe, "Edition limited to 300 copies. This is copy number 241." McDiarmid copy on display.

64. ~~~~Speckled Band, The. THE THIRD CAB, Boston: Priv. print. at S. Moran, 1960.
De Waal: C5949
U of M call number: PR4624 .T45x 1960
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, . . . limited to 500 copies, this is copy 248, hardcover with tissue dust jacket; Hench, . . . this is copy 253, notes of first page, hardcover with tissue dust jacket; Hench, . . . this is copy 309, hardcover with tissue dust jacket; . . . this is copy 425. Shaw copy on display.

65. ~~~~Speckled Band, The. THE FOURTH CAB, Boston: S. Moran, 1976.
De Waal: C5950
U of M call number: PR4624 .F6 1976
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, . . . limited to 500 copies, this is copy 128, paperback; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, . . . limited to 100 copies, this is copy 23, hardcover with tissue dust jacket. Shaw copy 128 on display.

66. Starrett, Vincent. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Macmillan, 1933, rev. 1975.
De Waal: C5972
U of M call number: PR4624 .S8 1933
Additional notes on various copies: Gift of Anthony Morley, presentation copy to F.M.M. or Olaf Jacques, with love from C.D.M. or Gil de Berault, Guy Faux Day 1933, affixed to front leaf: For Felix Morley, greetings from Baker Street, with author's autograph; Signed by Vincent Starrett, provenance: Philip S. Hench, dust jacket; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, "To: Albert E. Hausman from Gray E. Briggs"; Postcard from Vincent Starrett to Shaw in front cover. Starrett's author's copy on display, with signed book plate. Shaw's copy (first English edition), with different dust jacket, also on display.

67. Starrett, Vincent (editor) 221B: STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Macmillan, 1940.
De Waal: C5979
U of M call number: PR4624 .S83x 1940
Additional notes on various copies: Errata slip inserted; Starrett copy, inscribed "To Ray with all my love, Vincent, 7, Feb 1940"; Book plate of W. T. Rabe, Vincent Starrett column (Chicago Sunday Tribune, 12/28/47), "Books Alive" printing a sonnet by Russell McLaughlin, "On First Looking In On The Chicago Baskervilles" pasted on front end paper; Hench; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, book plate of Edgar Wadsworth Smith, letters from Vincent Starrett to John Bennett Shaw attached to end pages.

68. ++++Tracy, Jack (compiler and editor) THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA SHERLOCKIANA, Garden City (N.Y.): Doubleday, 1977. This title was added in Shaw's 1978 list.
De Waal: C11197
U of M call number: PR4623 .A3 T7 1977
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W. T. Rabe; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; TLS by the author to John Bennett Shaw (February 22, 1979), re: the B.S.I. dinner, which Shaw had missed. Shaw copy without letter on display.

69. Van Liere, Edward J. A DOCTOR ENJOYS SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Vantage Press, 1959.
De Waal: C6058
U of M call number: PR4624 .V3 1959
Additional note: Rabe book plate; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, letter to John Bennett Shaw from the author attached to last page. Rabe copy on display.

70. ~~~~Williamson, J. N. and H. B. Williams (editors) ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT’S CASE-BOOK, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Illustrious Clients, 1948. Shaw gained additional space in the list by repeating the trick of The Speckled Band entries above. In the 1983 revised list he notes: "Also issued were THE ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT'S SECOND CASE-BOOK, 1949, and THE ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT'S THIRD CASE-BOOK, 1953."
De Waal: C5371
U of M call number: PR4624 .I43x 1948
Additional notes on various copies: Copy inscribed for "new scion" i.e. Norwegian Explorers; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, TLS announcing publishing date (3/1/48) glued to inside back cover; Hench Da2257; Copy inscribed by both editors; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, copy inscribed by J. N. Williamson. Explorers copy on display.

71. ~~~~Williamson, J.N. (editor) ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT’S SECOND CASE-BOOK, Indianapolis: Illustrious Clients, 1949.
De Waal: C5373
U of M call number: PR4624 .I43x 1949
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, ALS by Williamson glued to inside front cover, TLS glued to t.p. verso; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, inscription and a drawing by the editor, 3/5/49; Copy inscribed by the editor. McDiarmid copy on display.

72. ~~~~Williamson, J.N. and H.B. Williams (editors) ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT’S THIRD CASE-BOOK, Indianapolis: Illustrious Clients, 1953.
De Waal: C5374
U of M call number: PR4624 .I43x 1953
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, TLS by Williamson to Shaw glued to last page; Hench Da2259. Shaw copy on display.


The Agent

73. Carr, John Dickson. THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, New York: Harper; Garden City (N.Y.): Doubleday, 1949.
De Waal: C4256
PR4623.C3x 1949
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, typed letter to "Reevo" attached to last page; Shaw second copy with HLS from Carr; Book plate: Errett W. McDiarmid; Provenance: James Iraldi. Inscription on front page; Provenance: Hench, annotations, notes in book and on card catalog cards; John Dickson Carr's autograph / presentation copy to Felix Morley, "in Baker Street fellowship." gift of Anthony Morley. Shaw copy with Carr note on display.

74. Doyle, Arthur Conan. MEMORIES AND ADVENTURES, Boston: Little, Brown, 1924.
De Waal: C4295
U of M call number: PR4623 .A4 1924
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench D3923; Provenance: Chas. H. Scott/Westminster '25. Hench copy on display.

75. ++++Edwards, Owen Dudley. THE QUEST FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing; Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books, 1983. Edwards' title appears in the 1983 revised list.
De Waal: C4318
U of M call number: PR4623 .E38 1983b, PR4623 .E38 1983
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of: John Bennett Shaw, review for the Penguin edition inserted with note to John Bennett Shaw from "Ted"; Hench. Shaw copy on display.

76. - - - -Higham, Charles. THE ADVENTURES OF CONAN DOYLE, New York: Norton; London: H. Hamilton, 1976. This title does not appear in Shaw's 1987 revision.
De Waal: C4363
U of M call number: PR4623 .H5 1976, PR4623 .H5 1976a
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W. T. Rabe; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench. Rabe copy on display.

77. ++++Lellenberg, Jon L., editor. THE QUEST FOR SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: THIRTEEN BIOGRAPHIES IN SEARCH OF A LIFE, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. This title appeared in Shaw's 1988 revision of his 1983/1987 list.
De Waal: C4400
U of M call number: PR4623 .Q47 1987
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench. Shaw copy on display.

78. Nordon, Pierre. CONAN DOYLE, London: Murray, 1966.
De Waal: C4439
U of M call number: PR4623 .N613 1966
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, "Acknowledgements" inserted in back of book, book review from John Murray's "Forthcoming and recent books, Autumn 1966" inserted in back of book.

79. Pearson, Hesketh. CONAN DOYLE, HIS LIFE AND ART, London: Methuen, 1943.
De Waal: C4465
U of M call number: PR4623 .P4 1943
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench D3956; Provenance: 6th Marquis of Donegall, book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid. McDiarmid copy on display.


Bibliography and Chronology

80. Baring-Gould, William S. THE CHRONOLOGICAL HOLMES, 1955.
Additional note: Hench copy, signed by Hench.

81. Christ, Jay Finley. AN IRREGULAR CHRONOLOGY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET, Ann Arbor: Fanlight House, 1947.
De Waal: C10709
U of M call number: PR4624 .C5 1947
Additional notes on various copies: "A chronological supplement" ([4] p.) inserted at end. "Errata:" leaf inserted; Rabe book plate, no. 38 of 175; Copy signed by author, limited ed. Copy no. XX.31 of 175 copies; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation copy to Ben Ahanson from Jay Finley Christ, limited ed. Copy no. 18 of 175 copies. Rabe copy on display.

82. ~~~~De Waal, Ronald B. THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON, Boston: New York Graphic Society; New York: Bramhall House: distributed by Crown Publishers, 1974. Shaw consolidated this entry with The International Sherlock Holmes in the 1988 list revision and noted: "Hopefully this essential project will be completed with a third volume in 1989." Shaw noted in the 1993 list: "Currently The Universal Sherlock Holmes—volumes one and two, plus the long awaited third volume—of this essential work is scheduled for publication on a limited basis in early 1994."
Additional note: signed by De Waal.

83. ++++De Waal, Ronald B. THE INTERNATIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES, Hamden, Conn.; Mansell, London: Archon Books, 1980. This bibliography appears in Shaw's 1983 list.
De Waal: C10599
U of M call number: Quarto PR4623 .A3 D39x 1980
Additional note: Rabe book plate; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, presentation copy: To John Bennett Shaw from Ron De Waal. Rabe copy on display.

84. ++++Green, Richard Lancelyn and Gibson, John Michael. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A. CONAN DOYLE, Oxford, [Oxfordshire]: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. This title appears in Shaw's 1987 list.
De Waal: C10605
U of M call number: PR4623 .G73x 1983

85. Redmond, Christopher A. THE TIN DISPATCH BOX, A COMPENDIUM OF THE UNPUBLISHED CASES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, rev 1965.
De Waal: C13318

86. - - - -Redmond, Donald A. (compiler) A CHECKLIST OF THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE COLLECTION: THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO LIBRARY, 1977 (rev.) The checklist is absent from Shaw's revision of 1983.
Additional note: Shaw bookplate, inscription from Redmond to Shaw.
De Waal: C10581, C10582

87. Smith, Edgar W. BAKER STREET INVENTORY: A SHERLOCKIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, Summit (N.J.): The Pamphlet House, 1945.
De Waal: C10557
U of M call number: Z8240 S65x 1945
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, No. 29 of 300 limited ed. Copies; Gift of Anthony Morley, this is copy number 275; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, No. 30 of 300 limited ed. Copies; Hench, No. 300 of 300 limited ed. copies. Shaw, No. 29 copy on display.

88. Smith, Edgar W. SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE WRITINGS OF JOHN H. WATSON, M.D., Morristown, N.J.: Baker Street Irregulars, 1962.
De Waal: C10559
U of M call number: PR4624 .S644x 1962
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Hench. Shaw copy on display.

89. Zeisler, Ernest Bloomfield. BAKER STREET CHRONOLOGY, Chicago: A. J. Isaacs, 1953.
De Waal: C10729
U of M call number: PR4624 .Z4 1953
Additional notes on various copies: "This first edition is limited to 200 copies."; Book plate of Errett W. McDiarmid, signed "For James C. Iraldi, Sincerely, Ernest Bloomfield Zeisler, 4/13/53"; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw. McDiarmid copy on display.


Theatre (Performing Arts in the 1983 revised list and later)

90. Doyle, Arthur Conan and William Gillette. SHERLOCK HOLMES, A DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS, 1922.

91. Hardwick, Michael and Mollie. FOUR SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYS, London: John Murray, 1964.
De Waal: C19813
U of M call number: PR6058 .A673 F63x 1964
Additional note: Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, 2nd impression 1966, letter to John from Michael Hardwick glued on last page.

92. Pohle, Robert W., Jr., and Douglas C. Hart. SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN, South Brunswick, [N. J.]: A. S. Barnes, 1977. This title was added in the 1978 list and dropped from 1988 list.
De Waal: C18649
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw book plate.

93. Pointer, Michael. THE PUBLIC LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York : Drake Publishers, 1975.
De Waal: C18554
U of M call number: PR4624 .P657x 1975
Additional notes on various copies: Hench; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw, includes personal letter from Pointer to Shaw. Hench copy on display.

94. - - - -Pointer, Michael. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FILE, Newton Abbot [Eng.]: David & Charles; New York: C. N. Potter : distributed by Crown Publishers, 1976. This title was removed from Shaw's 1979 list.
De Waal: C18555
U of M call number: PR4624 .P66x 1976
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw book plate.

95. ++++Steinbrunner, Chris and Norman Michaels. THE FILMS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1978 This title replaced Pointer's Sherlock Holmes File in Shaw's 1979 list.
De Waal: C18667
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw book plate.


Specialized Items

96. ++++Beaman, Bruce R. (compiler) THE SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, Bloomington, Ind.: Gaslight Publications, 1980. The quotable Holmes appears on Shaw's revised list of 1983.
De Waal: C12832
PR4621 .B4 1980
Additional note: Presentation copy, with a note to John Bennett Shaw to Bruce Beaman.

97. ++++Goodrich, William D. GOOD OLD INDEX, Dubuque, IA: Gasogene Press, 1987. This title made its promised appearance in the 1988 revised list. Shaw also noted: "A much needed concordance to The Canon."
De Waal: C11599
U of M call number: PR4623 .A3x 1987
Additional note: Shaw book plate.

98. Rosenblatt, Julia Carlson and Frederic H. Sonnenschmidt. DINING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.
De Waal: C11379
U of M call number: TX717 .D56 1976
Additional note: Shaw book plate.

99. Thomas, Frank. SHERLOCK HOLMES BRIDGE DETECTIVE, New York: Pinnacle Books, 1973.
De Waal: C17762
U of M call number: GV1281.5 .T46x 1973
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W. T. Rabe; John Bennett Shaw bookplate, inscribed by Thomas to Shaw.

100. Titus, Eve. BASIL OF BAKER STREET, New York: Whittlesey House; New York: Washington Square Press, 1958.
De Waal: C23687
U of M call number: PZ10.3 .T548x Bas 1958
Additional notes on various copies: Book plate of W. T. Rabe; Shaw copy, contains a Christmas card from Eve Titus to John and Dorothy Shaw, 1976.

101. Warrack, Guy. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND MUSIC, London: Faber and Faber; New York: Magico, 1947.
De Waal: C9077
U of M call number: PR4624 .W377x 1947
Additional note: Hench copy Da3140; Book plate of John Bennett Shaw. Hench copy on display.

102. Wolff, Julian. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES ATLAS, New York, privately printed, 1952.
De Waal: C12134
U of M call number: PR4623 .W65x 1952
Additional notes on various copies: Alternate title: The Sherlockian Atlas. Edition limited to 100 copies. "The sketch on the contents page is by the old master, Frederic Dorr Steele, and this is its first appearance in print."--Foreword; Gift of Anthony Morley, presentation copy: from author to the Rev. Anthony Morley, 15 Dec. 1956; Presentation copy: from author to Russell McLauchlin; Copy inscribed by the author to Pete Martin (22 Feb. 53), edition statement changed by hand to read 4 hundred copies; Copy inscribed by the author to L. S. Holstein (13 March 1954), edition statement changed by hand to read 4 hundred copies, plan for The Sign of the Four, Jonathan Small, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah Khan, Dost Akbam, with a note by Wolff, removed; Copy inscribed by the author to James Montgomery (Dec.? 1952), TLS to "Mr. Firmage"(31 Dec 1957), The Sign of the Four plan by Small and others, copy of the London map, removed; Copy inscribed by the author to Walter Klinefelter (1952), book plate of John Bennett Shaw; Copy inscribed by the author for John Bennett Shaw, book plate of John Bennett Shaw, edition statement changed by hand to read 3 hundred copies, lacking title label on front cover; Copy inscribed by the author to E. W. McDiarmid, edition statement changed by hand to read 4 hundred copies. Morley copy on display.


Parodies and Pastiches

103. Boucher, Anthony. THE CASE OF THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.
De Waal: C21856
U of M call number: PS3545 .H6172 C37x 1940
Additional note: Hench copy, Tower Books, 1942 edition on display.

104. Boyer, Richard L. THE GIANT RAT OF SUMATRA, New York: Warner Books, 1976.
De Waal: C21863
U of M call number: PS3552 .O895 G53x 1976
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw copy, first British edition, on display.

105. Carr, John Dickson and Adrian Conan Doyle. THE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Random House; New York: Ace Books; London: J. Murray, 1954.
De Waal: C2159
U of M call number: PR6054 .O89 E9x 1954
Additional note: Starrett copy on display.

106. Council of Four, The. THE SCIENCE FICTIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES, Denver: Council of Four, 1960.
De Waal: C22871
U of M call number: PS648 .S3 S3542x 1960
Additional note: Shaw copy, multiple book jackets (five), signed by the four members of the Council of Four.

107. ~~~~Derleth, August. IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE ADVENTURES OF SOLAR PONS, Sauk City, Wis., Mycroft and Moran, 1945. Shaw made this additional notation in the 1983 revision: "This remarkable series of the cases of Solar Pons continued through seven more volumes and in 1982 a most valuable two volume set was published, THE SOLAR PONS OMNIBUS, Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin."
De Waal: C21453
U of M call number: PS3507 .E69 I5x 1945
Additional notes: Rabe copy, signed by Derleth, on display.

108. ~~~~Derleth, August. THE MEMOIRS OF SOLAR PONS, Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran Publishers, 1951.
De Waal: C21454
U of M call number: PS3507 .E69 M4 1951
Additional note: Rabe copy, signed by Derleth, on display.

109. ~~~~Derleth, August. THE RETURN OF SOLAR PONS, Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran Publishers, 1958. These two titles were subsumed under the note above, allowing Shaw another two spaces on his list.
De Waal: C21458
U of M call number: PS3507 .E69 R48x 1958
Additional note: Rabe bookplate.

110. ~~~~Fish, Robert L. THE INCREDIBLE SCHLOCK HOMES, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Shaw made this comment in the 1987 revision: "And just as charming is THE MEMOIRS OF SCHLOCK HOLMES, 1974." In 1993, Shaw also included SCHLOCK HOMES: THE COMPLETE BAGEL STREET SAGA, Bloomington (Ind.): Gaslight Publications, 1990 in a note.
De Waal: C21652
U of M call number: PS3556 .I79 I53x 1966
Additional note: Shaw copy.

111. ~~~~Fish, Robert L. THE MEMOIRS OF SCHLOCK HOMES, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
De Waal: C21654
U of M call number: PS3556 .I79 M4x 1974

112. ~~~~Gardner, John. THE RETURN OF MORIARTY, New York: Putnam; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1974. In the 1983 revision Shaw noted: "Of equal importance, perhaps, is Mr. Gardner's second volume in this series, THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY, 1975."
De Waal: C22177
U of M call number: PR6057 .A63 R47x 1974

113. ~~~~Gardner, John. THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; New York : Putnam, 1975.
De Waal: C22179
U of M call number: PR6057 .A63 R48x 1975
Additional note: Shaw copy, signed by Gardner to Shaw, on display.

114. ++++Greenberg, Martin Harry and Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh, editors. THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987. This title appeared in the 1988 revision.
De Waal: C22221
U of M call number: PS648 .D4 N47 1987
Additional note: Shaw copy.

115. - - - -Hall, Robert L. EXIT SHERLOCK HOLMES, New York: Scribner, 1977. This title is not listed in the 1978 revision.
De Waal: C22261
U of M call number: PS3558 .A3739 E95x 1977
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw bookplate.

116. ++++Hardwick, Michael. THE PRISONER OF THE DEVIL, London; New York: Proteus, 1979. This title appeared in the 1983 revised list.
De Waal: C22295
U of M call number: PR6058 .A673 P75x 1979
Additional note: Signed "For the Hench Collection, Michael Hardwick".

117. Heard, H.F. A TASTE FOR HONEY, New York: American Mercury; New York: Lancer Books; New York: Vanguard Press, 1941.
De Waal: C22334
U of M call number: PR6015 .E19 T3x 1941
Additional note: Hench copy.

118. ++++Kurland, Michael. THE INFERNAL DEVICE, New York: New American Library, 1979. This title appeared in the 1983 list.
De Waal: C22554
U of M call number: PS3561 .U647 I54x 1979
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw bookplate.

119. Leblanc, Maurice. ARSENE LUPIN VERSUS HERLOCK SHOLMES, Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co.; Cleveland: World Syndicate; New York: J.S. Ogilvie; New York: World Library Guild, 1910.
De Waal: C2901
U of M call number: PQ2623 .E24 A7813x 1910
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw bookplate.

120. - - - -Lewis, Arthur H. COPPER BEECHES, New York: Trident Press, 1971. This book was not included in the 1988 revision.
De Waal: C22628
U of M call number: PS3562 .E937 C67x 1971

121. Meyer, Nicholas. THE SEVEN PER CENT SOLUTION, New York: Dutton, 1974.
De Waal: C22710
U of M call number: PS3563 .E88 S4x 1974
Additional note: John Bennett Shaw bookplate, review copy, inscribed to Shaw from Meyer, with signed photograph of Meyer.

122. - - - -Meyer, Nicholas. THE WEST END HORROR, New York: E.P. Dutton; Leicester, Ulverscroft; London: Book Club Associates, 1976. The second of Meyer's titles did not appear in the 1983 revision.
De Waal: C22715
U of M call number: PS3563 .E88 W47 1976
Additional note: Bill Rabe copy.

123. Queen, Ellery (editor) THE MISADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944. This title appeared in Shaw's 1977 list, was missing in the 1978 list, and added again in 1979.
De Waal: C22910
U of M call number: PN6071 .D45 M5 1944
Additional note: Signed, "To Frederic Dorr Steele as ever, my best wishes 'Ellery Queen' (Fred Dannay)"

124. - - - -Queen, Ellery. A STUDY IN TERROR, New York: Lancer Books; New York: Lodestone Publishing, 1966. This title did not appear in the 1987 revision.
De Waal: C22912
U of M call number: PS3533 .U4 S8x 1966

125. Starrett, Vincent. THE UNIQUE HAMLET, Chicago (Ill.): Privately printed, 1920.
De Waal: C23136
U of M call number: PS3537 .T246 U55x 1920
Additional note: Bookplate of John Bennett Shaw with a note from Vincent Starrett, January 23, 1949.


Periodicals

126. THE BAKER STREET GASOGENE. This title was mistakenly typed as THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL in the 1978 list, but corrected in the 1979 list.

127. THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL

128. BAKER STREET MISCELLANEA

129. THE PONTINE DOSSIER. Shaw made the following observation in the 1983 revision: "Luther Norris, the founder-editor-publisher of this journal died in January, 1978. There is some hope that it will be revived in 1983"

130. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES JOURNAL


Shaw added this final note at the end of the 1983 revision:

If one can count as high as 100 and one desires to do so he will discover that there are but 99 items on this Basic One Hundred list. The reason for this is that a most important book is announced for the Spring of 1983 and must be included. It is A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A. CONAN DOYLE compiled by Richard Lancelyn Green and John Michael Gibson and with a Foreword by Graham Greene.

A similar note was added by Shaw at the end of the 1987 revision:

If one can count as high as 100 and if one desires to do so he will discover that there are but 99 on this Basic One Hundred list. The reason for this is that a most important book is announced for Summer 1987 and it will have to be included in the list when published. It is GOOD OLD INDEX by William D. Goodrich. This invaluable concordance was begun in Number 1 of The Baker Street Miscellanea and continued through Issue Number 24! It will be published by the Gasogene Press, Dubuque, Iowa.

Two new Sherlockian periodicals have appeared, Volume 1, Number 1, of each is at hand. These are: The Sherlockian, A Quarterly Journal edited by Kelvin I. Jones, and The Sherlock Holmes Review edited by Steven T. Doyle. It may well be that one or both of these will justify inclusion in The Basic List when next revised."

Shaw noted further in 1988: "Interesting developments in the literature of The Holmesian World are the various items designed for computers. Especially noteworthy is AN ELECTRONIC HOLMES COMPANION published by PsyLogic Systems, Tolland, CT. This includes on software discs [sic] the complete Canon together with various programs of use to Holmesians."

A final note was provided by Shaw in 1993: "Announced for publication is A Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Christopher Redmond that may well be included in A Basic One Hundred. I have not listed any of the many useful versions of The Complete Sherlock Holmes devised for computers on floppy disks and on CD-ROM discs."