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The Annotated Sherlock Holmes
William S. Baring-Gould
1967

 
From the cornerstone annotated Canon by William S. Baring-Gould.  These recommendations are taken from two early chapters.  There is another much longer bibliography which was not consulted for this compilation because it was simply that, a bibliography.
 
The Adventure of the Two Collaborators
1893, Sir James Matthew Barrie
Sir Arthur considered this the best of the parodies
The Field Bazaar
1896, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings
Arsene Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes
1910, Maurice LeBlanc
there was reason to believe that this was either "authorized or at least condoned..."
Open Letter to Dr. Watson
1902, Frank Sedwick
One of the earliest writings about the writings
Some Inconsistencies of Sherlock Holmes
1902, Arthur Bartlett Maurice, Bookman
One of the earliest writings about the writings
More Sherlock Holmes Theories
1902, Arthur Bartlett Maurice, Bookman
One of the earliest writings about the writings
Adventure of the Three Students Analysis
1904, Andrew Lang, Longman's Magazine
One of the earliest writings about the writings
Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes
1911, 1912, Msgr. Ronald A. Knox
Considered The Cornerstone 
in Sherlockian Literature
The Unique Hamlet
1920, Vincent Starrett
limited to 200 copies.  at the very top of the pastiches
How Watson Learned the Trick
1924, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings
Essays in Satire
1928, Msgr. Ronald A. Knox
Considered a Cornerstone in Sherlockian Literature due to including Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes
A Note on the Watson Problem
1929, Sir Sydney Roberts
no comment noted
In Memorium  Sherlock Holmes 
1930, Christopher D. Morley
no comment noted
Doctor Watson:  Prolegamena 
to a Biographical Problem
1931, Sir Sydney Roberts
"the fullest and best, but not yet definitive biography"
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: 
A Chronology of Their Adventures
1932, H.W. Bell
first attempt at a chronology.  Baring-Gould noted that this was very hard to find at the time of the publication of the Annotated.
Sherlock Holmes:  Fact or Fiction?
1932, T.S. Blakeney
Reprints are easier to find than the original
Baker Street Studies
1934, H.W. Bell, Editor
first Sherlockian anthology
221b:  Studies in Baker Street
1940, Vincent Starrett
first American Sherlockian anthology
A Taste for Honey
1941, H.R.F. Heard
singled out
Profile by Gaslight:  An Irregular Reader about the Life of Sherlock Holmes
1944, Edgar W. Smith, Editor
no comment noted
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
1944, Various, Ellery Queen, Editor
collection of the very best pastiches
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson:
A Textbook of Friendship
1944, Christopher D. Morley
the first annotated collection
In Re:  Sherlock Holmes
1945, August Derleth
"King in volume if nothing else"
My Dear Holmes:  A Study in Sherlock
1951, Gavin Brend
no comment noted
Baker Street Chronology:  commentaries on the Sacred Writings of Dr. John H. Watson
1951, Dr. Ernest Bloomfield Zeisler
no comment noted
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
1954, John Dickson Carr and Adrian Conan Doyle
second only to The Unique Hamlet
The Chronological Holmes
1955, W. S. Baring-Gould
no comment noted
The Incredible Schlock Homes
1956, Robert L. Fish
agreed with Anthony Boucher that these were the very best of the parodies
Through the Years at Baker Street: 
A Chronology of Sherlock Holmes
1964, Henry T. Folsom
7th revised chronology to date 
(DIOGENES:  of the Annotated...1967)
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, William S. Baring-Gould, 1967

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