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I.  The Sacred Writings

 
The sixty Canonical tales, or Sacred Writings as Edgar W. Smith called them, are arranged into three sections: A. Individual Tales; B. Collected Tales; and C. Selected and Complete Tales. Because many of the variant editions and printings are undated or only give the copyright date, I decided to list the books in sections A and B alphabetically by the names of the publishers rather than chronologically, and then by date or by the names of the cities, pagination, or series whenever a book was issued more than once by the same publisher. The contents are noted for the first edition of each of the five original collections of the short stories. All the editions are complete unless otherwise indicated. Also, the magazine and newspaper appearances of the stories are listed separately and then arranged alphabetically by the name of the publication, not by the date. In section C the books are listed alphabetically by the titles, and then by publishers when the titles are the same.

This is not a descriptive bibliography like Richard Lancelyn Green and John Michael Gibson's fine bibliography on Conan Doyle, Donald A. Redmond's impressive bibliography on The Sign of (the) Four and A Study in Scarlet, and Nathan L. Bengis's important bibliographies on Sign. Rather, it is an attempt to list and provide only as much descriptive information as necessary in order to identify the numerous editions, especially variant editions, of the Canonical tales.

To describe the color of the bindings, I used the Methuen Handbook of Color, by A. Kornerup and J. H. Wanscher (2nd ed., 1967), that was first published in Danish. It is a fascinating and invaluable book.

I. A. Individual Tales

1. The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
Magazines and Newspapers

2. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
Magazines and Newspapers

3. The Adventure of Black Peter
Magazines and Newspapers
 
4. The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
Magazines and Newspapers

5. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Magazines and Newspapers

6. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Magazines and Newspapers
 
7. The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
Magazines and Newspapers
 
8. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
Magazines and Newspapers

9. The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
Magazines and Newspapers

10. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
Magazines and Newspapers

11. The Adventure of the Creeping Man
Magazines and Newspapers

12. The Crooked Man
Magazines and Newspapers

13. The Adventure of the Dancing Men
Magazines and Newspapers

14. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
Magazines and Newspapers

15. The Adventure of the Dying Detective
Magazines and Newspapers

16. The Adventure of the Empty House
Magazines and Newspapers

17. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
Magazines and Newspapers

18. The Final Problem
Magazines and Newspapers

19. The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips
Magazines and Newspapers

20. The "Gloria Scott"
Magazines and Newspapers

21. The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez
Magazines and Newspapers

22. The Greek Interpreter
Magazines and Newspapers

23. The Hound of the Baskervilles
Magazines and Newspapers

24. A Case of Identity
Magazines and Newspapers

25. The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
Magazines and Newspapers

26. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Magazines and Newspapers

27. His Last Bow
Magazines and Newspapers

28. The Adventure of the Lion's Mane
Magazines and Newspapers

29. The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
Magazines and Newspapers

30. The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
Magazines and Newspapers

31. The Musgrave Ritual
Magazines and Newspapers

32. The Naval Treaty
Magazines and Newspapers

33. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
Magazines and Newspapers

34. The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
Magazines and Newspapers

35. The Adventure of the Priory School
Magazines and Newspapers

36. The Adventure of the Red Circle
Magazines and Newspapers

37. The Red-Headed League
Magazines and Newspapers

38. The Reigate Puzzle
Magazines and Newspapers

39. The Resident Patient
Magazines and Newspapers

40. The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
Magazines and Newspapers

41. A Scandal in Bohemia
Magazines and Newspapers

42. The Adventure of the Second Stain
Magazines and Newspapers

43. The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
Magazines and Newspapers

44. The Sign of the Four
Magazines and Newspapers

45. Silver Blaze
Magazines and Newspapers

46. The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
Magazines and Newspapers

47. The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
Magazines and Newspapers

48. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Magazines and Newspapers

49. The Stockbroker's Clerk
Magazines and Newspapers

50. A Study in Scarlet
Magazines and Newspapers

51. The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
Magazines and Newspapers

52. The Problem of Thor Bridge
Magazines and Newspapers

53. The Adventure of the Three Gables
Magazines and Newspapers

54. The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
Magazines and Newspapers

55. The Adventure of the Three Students
Magazines and Newspapers

56. The Man with the Twisted Lip
Magazines and Newspapers

57. The Valley of Fear
Magazines and Newspapers

58. The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger
Magazines and Newspapers

59. The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
Magazines and Newspapers

60. The Yellow Face
Magazines and Newspapers
 

I. B. Collected Tales

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

His Last Bow

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Magazines and Newspapers
 

I. C. Selected and Complete Tales

I. D. Braille Editions

I. E. Shorthand Editions

II. The Apocrypha

        The Crown Diamond
        The Field Bazaar
        The Hound of the Baskervilles
        How Watson Learned The Trick
        The Lost Special
        The Man with the Watches
        The Lost Special and The Man with the Watches
        A Plot For A Sherlock Holmes Story
        The Speckled Band
        Selected and Complete Stories

III. Manuscripts

        III. A. Sacred Writings
        III. B. Apocrypha

IV. Foreign Language Editions

        Afrikaans
        Arabic
        Armenian
        Azerbaijani
        Bengali
        Bulgarian
        Burmese
        Catalan
        Chinese
        Czech
        Danish
        Dutch
        Esperanto
        Estonian
        Finnish
        French
        Frisian
        Georgian
        German
        Greek
        Gujarati
        Hebrew
        Hindi
        Hungarian
        Icelandic
        Indonesian
        Irish
        Italian
        Japanese
        Kanarese
        Kazakh
        Korean
        Latvian (Lettish)
        Lithuanian
        Macedonian
        Malay
        Marathi
        Mongolian
        Norwegian
        Oriya
        Persian
        Pig Latin
        Polish
        Portuguese
        Romanian
        Russian
        Serbo-Croatian
        Sindhi
        Sinhalese
        Slovak
        Slovenian
        Spanish
        Swahili
        Swedish
        Tamil
        Telugu
        Thai
        Turkish
        Ukrainian
        Urdu
        Uzbek
        Valencian
        Yiddish

V. The Literary Agent

        V. A. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
        V. B. George Edalji, Oscar Slater and Other Cases
        V. C. Illustrations
        V. D. Medical Practice and Medical Writings
        V. E. Other Writings
        V. F. The Piltdown Man
        V. G. Spiritualism and Fairies

VI. The Writings About the Writings

 VI. A. General and Miscellaneous


Introduction to The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 1 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 2 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 3 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 4 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes