May 24 2010

Rare copy of Sherlock Holmes debut for sale (The Press Association)

An “extremely rare” inscribed copy of the book in which supersleuth Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance is expected to fetch up to £400,000 when it goes under the hammer in London.The copy of A Study In Scarlet, the debut novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of only two inscribed examples known to exist.Sothebys will auction the work, which it described as “one of the rarest books of modern times”, this summer. The book was published in 1887 and took fewer than three weeks to write.

via The Press Association: Rare copy of Sherlock Holmes debut for sale.