Sherlock Holmes library (fictional)

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The personal library of the great detective plus some of his own manuscripts

  • Authored:
The Book of Life
Upon the Distinction between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos: An Enumeration of 140 Forms of Cigar, Cigarette, and Pipe Tobacco, with Coloured Plates Illustrating the Difference in he Ash
Two short monographs upon the variations in the shape of the human ear
On the Dating of Manuscripts
The Tracing of Footsteps, with Some Remarks upon the Uses of Plaster of Paris as a Preserver of Impresses
A Study of the Influence of a Trade upon the Form of the Hand, with Lithotypes of the Hands of Slaters, Sailors, Cork-cutters, Compositors, Weavers, and Diamond-cutters
On Tattoo Marks
Explorations in Tibet, by Sigerson
Report of a Visit to the Kalifa of Khartoum
On the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus
A Study of the Chaldean Roots in the Ancient Cornish Language
Secret Writings: Analyses of 160 Separate Ciphers
Pratical Handbook of the Bee Culture, with Some Observations Upon the Segregation of the Queen
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane
  • Owned
De Jure Inter Gentes
Crockford's Clerical Dictionary
Continental Gazetteer
Whitaker's Almanack
The International Cyclopedia (aka his 'American Encyclopedia')
The Martyrdom of Man
Out of doors
Il Petrarca
Der Baumkultus, aka 'The Origin of Tree Worship'
Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, aka 'Catullus'
History of British Birds, aka 'The British Birds'
History of the Holy Warre, aka 'The Holy War'
Archaeologica Britannica
Ancient Cornish Drama
Dialect of Cornwall
Lexicon Cornu-Britannicum
Glossary of Cornish Names
Glossary of Words in use in Cornwall
Particulars of an important freehold & small part copyhold estate
Poe's Tales
Poetische und Prosaische Werke
Persian Lyrics
Ordeal of Richard Feverel
Saint's Everlasting Rest
Lettres... à Georges Sand
  • Owned or consulted as bibliography to his manuscripts and monographs
Esperienze intorno a diverse cose naturali
Venus Rebutee
Geschichte des Tobaks
Medical Reports, of the Effects of Tobacco
Observationes anatomicae
Traité de l'organe de l'ouie
De morbis artificum diatriba
Agricultural Enquiries on Plaister of Paris
Du bandage plâtré
Les Tatouages
Tattooing among Civilized People
On Tattooing
De re diplomatica
Formulare Anglicanum
Cryptomenysis patefacta
New and Complete Book of Cyphers
An Account of some Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature
Précis du système hiéroglyphique des ancients Egyptiens
Lasso´s motets
Lasso´s first book of madrigals
The Feminin´ Monarchi; Or The Histori of Bee's
Histoire naturelle des abeilles
Natural History of Bees
Le Api
Pratical Treatise on the Management of Bees
  • Conjecture (related to his personal interests)
Opus de Venenis
De Venenis
De morbis veneficiis
Treatise on Poisons
Essay on the Operation of Poisonous Agents upon the Living Body
Die gerichtlich-chemische Ermittelung von Giften
Discursus quidan de opio
Treatise on Opium
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Belladonna: A Study of its History, Action and Uses in Medicine
Specimen academicum, caussassterilitatis agrorum exponens
De distillatione
Traité élémentaire de chimie
Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry
Elements of Chemical Philosophy
System of Dissections
The Newgate Calendar... from... 1700 to the Present Time
Newgate Calendar; Containing the Lives... of... Housebreakers, Highwaymen, etc.
Art of Fencing
Anti-Pugilism, or the Science of Defence Exemplified in Short and Easy Lessons, for the :Practice :of the Broad Sword and Single Stick
De arte gymnastica
The Art of Boxing
Great Abridgment of the Law
Tenures in English
Methodus testificandi
Mémoire sus une question anatomique relative à la jurisprudence
On the Uncertainty of the Signs of Murder, in the Case of Bastard Children
Manual Strangulation
Les Signalements anthropométriques
civilité et al
Hume, Kant, Leibniz, Locke, Spinoza, Hobbes, Berkeley
Della Agricultura
English Improver, or a new Survey of Husbandry
  • Dealers and Suppliers
Alfred B. Clementson, 73 Church Street, Kensington
James Ellis Hawkins, 36 Baker Street
Edward Stanford of Cockspur Street (maps)
Newington Butts
Mrs Susannah Kettle
Uriah Maggs, Church Street, Paddington
Richard Kimpton, Wardour Street, et al
Framjee Feroza, Camberwell Road
William right, St. Martin's Lane
Mrs. Robenah Boyle, White Horse Street, Stepney
Madame Celine Subtil, Prince'sBuildings, Conventry Street
François le Villard, Paris
George Harding
Henry Stevens & Son
Francis Edwards

Note: This article is based on Sherlock Holmes by gas-lamp: highlights from the first four decades of the Baker Street journal, by Philip A. Shreffler. Google Preview

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