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This book traces the use made of the famous profile of Sherlock Holmes by illustrators, filmmakers and advertisers in the century since Holmes first astonished his public. It is almost impossible to catalogue the number of actors who have portrayed Homes, but the most famous initially appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939: Basil Rathbone, who appeared in over 14 movies with Nigel Bruce as Watson, is for many the definitive Holmes. The role has subsequently been played actors as diverse as Peter Cushing and Peter Cook, but the most successful have been those with suave looks, sharp features, and the ability to handle a pipe, a violin and a syringe. This book not only covers the sleuth's dramatic career, but in a fascinating text, also details the spoofs, comics and myriad advertisements that have employed his name and silhouette. Illustrated with over 200 pictures, many in colour, this attractive volume includes film stills of the most memorable Holmes, as well as a plethora of ephemera, with pictures of cigarette cards, advertisements, and games from around the world.
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Book Description Bison Books, 1991. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP71586258
Book Description Bison Books, 1991. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88827541
Book Description 1991), 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 1301299
Book Description Bison Books, 1991. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780861248544
Book Description Bison Books for W.H. Smith, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. dj has a 3" inch closed tear on top front and a puncture closed gash of 1" inch on spine front edge and a few light line indentation marks. Seller Inventory # 001255
Book Description Bison Books, London, 1991. Black Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Crisp and clean reprise of the Sherlock Holmes books, films and associated material. No inscriptions. 160 pages, fully illustrated. Size: 10.5" x 14". Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # 048433
Book Description Bison Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Excellent lean copy in bright dj which has a small tear and some chipping on one corner. Seller Inventory # 8827
Book Description 1991. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. No date (c. 1991). W. H. Smith. Hard Cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG, front slightly sunned. 14x10.5. 160pp. Colour frontis, profuse b/w photos and illus, marbled endpapers. Seller Inventory # 614475
Book Description Bison Books Ltd, UK, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st.Edition. Seller Inventory # 053197