Framed and matted autograph letter signed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Crowborugh, Sussex Stationary; Also in the frame: a printed photo of Doyle with small brass plaque plus the front panel dustjacket from the reprint edition of "The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes"

Middlesex, Crowborough, Sussex, 1913, 1922-1923. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #22-3381

Professionally framed, with attractive brown wood frame with tan mat, letter, is 7.75 x 4.75", light spotting and creasing, printed sepia photo 6 x 3.75", all items very good condition. Not examined out of frame so we do not know if any of the images were trimmed. Stationery is cream with brown ink; photo shows a seated Doyle smoking a pipe; dustjacket panel shows Sherlock Holmes in his dressing gown smoking a pipe; same image as is on the jacket for the 1934 reprint. In 1913 he was living at Windlesham, Crowborough (his home from 1907 to his death in 1920). Additionally, his second Professor Challenger novel "The Poison Belt" was published that year (but not mentioned in the letter). The letter reads: "Gentlemen- Many thanks for the Copy of your magnificent Dictionary. It is in my opinion, the best thing of the kind in the world. Yours Faithfully A. Conan Doyle". Since the Oxford English Dictionary was held in high esteem by many so maybe Oxford Press sent him a copy...We are all so lucky that someone saved these Sir Arthur Conan Doyle items by having them archivally framed. A VERY ATTRACTIVE PIECE WITH AN AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED BY THE CREATOR OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Extra postage required.

Price: $2,250.00

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