name Sherlock Holmes is synonymous with mystery and danger.
Who can forget him and Watson and the villains of London clashing
in cunning games of wit and intrigue?
single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyles classic story, The Adventures of
Sherlock Holmes. It makes for a terrific piece to frame and
decorate a study or den for any Sherlock Holmes fan!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1 A Scandal in Bohemia
Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman. I have seldom heard
him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses
and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he
felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions,
and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise
but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect
reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but
as alover he would have placed himself in a false position.
He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and
a sneer. They were admirable things for the observerexcellent
for drawing the veil from mens motives and actions.
But for the trained reasoned to admit such intrusions into
his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce
a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his
mental results. Grit in asensitive instrument, or a crack
in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing
than a strong emotion in a nature such as his. And yet there
was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene
Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
had seen little of Holmes lately. My marriage had drifted
us away from each other. My own complete happiness, and the
home-centred interests which rise up around the man who first
finds himself master of his own establishment, were sufficient
to absorb all my attention, while Holmes, who loathed every
form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in
our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books,
and alternating fromweek to week between cocaine and ambition,
the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own
keen nature. He was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the
study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary
powers of observation in following out those clues, and clearing
up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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