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Carr, Caleb. THE ITALIAN SECRETARY: A FURTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. New York City, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 266 pages. As New/As New.

The author's "Sherlock Holmes" novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2005. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Thorndike Press Edition. Commissioned by The Estate of Sherlock Holmes, which could not have picked a better writer on the story, an intriguing new twist to the historical thriller, the genre that Caleb Carr is best-known for. "Fleet-footed, atmospherically Gothic, and often amusing Holmes, with an exposition scene in Watson's bed chamber that is truly priceless" (J. Kingston Pierce). Priceless indeed. A "must-have" title for Caleb Carr collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Caleb Carr. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Carr did a few signings in New York City, did not tour to promote the book, and signed copies have turned up on a very occasional basis only. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CALEB CARR TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0786715480. $80.00

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