A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes) by A. Conan Doyle: fully illustrated 1893 edition

A Study in Scarlet - introduction about Sherlock Holmes by Dr Joseph Bell and original illustrations by George Hutchinson



The definitive e-book version of A Study In Scarlet, the brilliant detective novel that first introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes.

Complete with the stunning illustrations and typographic flourishes of the 1893 publication of Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, we see Dr Watson move into Holmes’ flat at 221B Baker Street. Soon, the pair are investigating a murder at an abandoned manor, where a mysterious message has been left in blood on one wall – and we begin to see the genius of Holmes’ detective mind at work.

This brand-new edition features:

  • Exceptional typography
  • Beautifully reproduced from the 1893 edition
  • Illustrations rarely found in other titles
  • George Hutchinson’s illustrations (including drop cap illustrations)
  • A note on Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Jospeph Bell, 1893
  • Fully interactive table of contents

Apostrophe’s beautifully crafted ebook classics will please fans of old and new media alike.” – Dr Matthew Rubery, BA (Texas) PhD (Harvard), Reader in 19th-Century Literature.



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