Title: THE ITALIAN SECRETARY: A FURTHER ADVENTURE ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 266 pages. Published in 2005. The author's "Sherlock Holmes" novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Thorndike Press Edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Caleb Carr's "The Italian Secretary". Commissioned by The Estate of Sherlock Holmes, which could not have picked a better writer on the story, which is an intriguing new twist to the historical thriller, the genre that Caleb Carr is best-known for. "Fleet-footed, atmospherically Gothic, and often amusing Holmes, with an exposition scene in Watson's bed chamber that is truly priceless" (J. Kingston Pierce). Priceless indeed. An absolute "must-have" title for Caleb Carr and Sherlock Holmes collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Caleb Carr. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Carr did a few signings in New York City, did not tour to promote the book, and signed copies have turned up on a very occasional basis only. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CALEB CARR TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0786715480. Bookseller Inventory # 13516
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