The Best of Sherlock Holmes

 

A Checklist Supplement:
Selected Bookseller and Auction Catalogue Information

 

The Checklist identifies many catalogues with illustrations of Conan Doyle manuscript pages. The List of Citations generally organizes this information by publication title. In the case of bookseller and auction catalogues, it groups the publications together by a common bookseller or auction house name even if the publication has a distinct title.

 

All of this makes it easy to find facsimiles by either story title or source title. However, when doing research it is also useful to know what other sources have already been checked and found to have no relevant material. This supplement provides some additional information about certain bookseller and auction house catalogues.

 

House of El Dieff (New York) Catalogues

In most library catalogs, these are usually listed with "Lew David Feldman" as the author and "House of El Dieff" as a corporate author. Detailed citations for those catalogues with reproductions are found on the List of Citations under "H" for "House of El Dieff." Catalogue content is listed below in date order and is classified as "No (applicable) reproductions", "On checklist", or "Not yet seen."

-         Doyle-ia Est Omnis Divisa... A Catalogue of the Opera, 1955. No reproductions.

-         Sixty Four, 1964. On checklist.

-         Seventy, 1969. On checklist.

-         Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Archives, 1970. On checklist.

-         Seventy One, 1971. On checklist.

-         Seventy Two, 1972. No reproductions.

-         The Distinguished Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction, [1974]. On checklist.

-         Fortieth Anniversary Catalogue, 1975. (and Supplement). No reproductions.

-         Sherlock Holmes and Sherlockiana: 76 Items, 1975. No reproductions.

-         Name unknown, El Dieff catalogue, 1975 with a reproduction from "The Resident Patient." Not yet seen.

-         The Detective Story Through the Ages, 1978. No reproductions.

-         Name unknown, El Dieff brochure, no date with a reproduction from "A Study in Scarlet." Probably the 1970 Archives listed above. Not yet seen.

 

 

Christie's Compilations

In addition to individual auction catalogues, Christie's has published books of annual compilations. Detailed citations for the individual auction catalogues as well as compilations with reproductions are found on the List of Citations under "C" for "Christie." Items listed below do not have any applicable reproductions unless so noted. I have examined the following:

-         Christie's Review of the Year: October 1964 July 1965

o       GREE-101 on checklist.

-         Christie's Review of the Season, volumes 1977 1992

o       1982 has GREE-111 on checklist.

o       1983 not yet seen.

 

 

Sotheby's Compilations

In addition to individual auction catalogues, Sotheby's has published books of annual compilations. Detailed citations for the individual auction catalogues as well as compilations with reproductions are found on the List of Citations under "S" for "Sotheby." Items listed below do not have any applicable reproductions unless so noted. I have examined all volumes from 1962/63 1995/96 including the following:

-         The Ivory Hammer: The Year at Sotheby's, volumes 1962/1963 1965/66

-         Art at Auction: The Year at Sotheby Parke Bernet, volumes 1966/67 1979/80

o       1973/74 has PRIO-101 on checklist.

-         Art at Auction: The Year at Sotheby's, volumes 1980/81 1985/86

-         Sotheby's Art at Auction, volumes 1986/87 1995/96

o       1989/90 has VALL-101 on checklist.

 

 

Please send me e-mail if you have additions, corrections or suggestions for this supplementary information.

 

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