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By Arthur Conan Doyle

The 1st collections of news concerning the recognized detective Sherlock Holmes and his good friend Dr Watson of their adventures of fixing crimes in Victorian England.

The booklet comprises 23 tales with two hundred illustrations by means of Sidney Paget.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

1) A Scandal in Bohemia.

2) The Red-Headed League.

3) A Case of Identity.

4) The Boscombe Valley Mystery.

5) The 5 Orange Pips.

6) the fellow with the Twisted Lip.

7) the journey of the Blue Carbuncle.

8) the journey of the Speckled Band.

9) the journey of the Engineer's Thumb.

10) the journey of the Noble Bachelor.

11) the journey of the Beryl Coronet.

12) the journey of the Copper Beeches.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:

1) Silver Blaze;

2) the journey of the Yellow Face;

3) the journey of the Stock-broker’s Clerk;

4) the journey of the ‘Gloria Scott’;

5) the journey of the Musgrave Ritual;

6) the journey of the Reigate Squire;

7) the journey of the Crooked guy;

8) the journey of the Resident sufferer;

9) the journey of the Greek Interpreter;

10) the journey of the Naval Treaty;

11) the ultimate challenge.

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