New York: Ben Abramson, 1946. Octavo, 1-110, 111-240, 241-380pp. In the editor's preface, Edgar Smith writes "It is altogether fitting that Sherlock Holmes should be honored by the publication of a journal devoted to a critical analysis of his life and times". These primary issues of a classic publication contain notes and criticisms by Vincent Starrett, Christopher Morley, Anthony Boucher, Ellery Queen, Richard Armour, August Derlerth and dozens of others, with some illustrations and bibliographical notes in each issue. Volume I, Number 1 shows the most wear, with a detached front cover and chipping to the spine; the front cover to Volume I, Number 3 has a large chip lacking at the bottom outside corner. Oherwise, the three volumes are internally very good.These copies come from the estate of Deborah Benson, daughter of Ben Abramson, the journal's publisher, and are his own copies. The first three issues.
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991-1995. A complete run of 16 issues of this superlative periodical, starting with Volume I, Number 1, for October, 1991, through Summer of 1995. Numbers 13-14 and 15-16 are double issues bound as one, for a total of 14 separate quarto volumes in beautifully printed heavy wrappers. Fine as issued.