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The Return of
Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 
The stories comprising The Return of Sherlock Holmes were published in Collier's Magazine and The Strand Magazine individually from September 1903 through December 1904.  Since his literary death, the public had clamored for the return of Sherlock Holmes.  Sir Arthur had argued strongly that The Hound of the Baskervilles was a only a recollection and that Holmes was not only "merely dead", but was "most sincerely dead".  It has been suggested that it was a rather princely offer from America, along with the urgings of his family that caused him to take up the pen once more and write these adventures.  Sherlock Holmes returned and the public was thrilled. 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes was first published in book form in 1905 by McClure, Phillips in New York (First US Edition, February, 1905) and Morang & Co, Canada (First Canadian Edition, February, 1905... Canadian publication of the First American Edition) and by George Newnes of London (First UK Edition, March 7, 1905). 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and is Number Eleven in Otto Penzler's 100 Indespensibles in Sherlock Holmes.

The Diogenes Club:  The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1st US Edition
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
McClure, Phillips, New York, February, 1905
First US Edition
 

The Diogenes Club:  The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1st UK Edition
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
George Newnes, London, March 7, 1905
First UK Edition
 

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