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DERLETH, August.

"In Re: Sherlock Holmes" The Adventures of Solar Pons,

1945; The Memoirs of Solar Pons, 1951; The Reminiscences of Solar Pons, 1961; The Chronicles of Solar Pons, 1973.

Stock Code
101137
Sauk City, Wisconsin, Mycroft & Moran, 1945
£950

'...as sparkling a galaxy of Sherlockian pastiches as we have had since the canonical entertainments came to an end.' (Vincent Starrett, The Casebook of Solar Pons foreword, 1964).

Four volumes of the collected Solar Pons stories by Arkham House heavyweight August Derleth, the first inscribed by the author. Derleth wrote seventy of these stories as an affectionate pastiche of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes adventures, and they garnered much admiration, inspiring Ellery Queen to write 'How many budding authors, not even old enough to vote, could have captured the spirit and atmosphere with as much fidelityý ...his choice of the euphonic Solar Pons is an appealing addition to the fascinating lore of Sherlockian nomenclature.' (The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1944).

The imprint Mycroft & Moran was established by Arkham House as a dedicated publisher for detective & mystery fiction, and will resonate with true Sherlockians, blending Mycroft Holmes and Colonel Sebastian Moran ('the

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First editions, first printings, the first book signed presentation copy from the author; 4 vols, 8vo; publisher's deerstalker device to titles; publisher's cloth, dust-jackets, fine copies.

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