Fine Books and Manuscripts including Property from the Eric C. Caren CollectionJul 21, 2020 09:00 EDT
Originally published in The Strand Magazine in 1893, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was written to introduce Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s older and smarter brother in the series. Doyle would later place it on a shortlist of his favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. An original manuscript of The Greek Interpreter, autographed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will appear in the upcoming Sotheby’s sale of books and manuscripts from the Eric C. Caren Collection.
Several letters and indentures will be available in this auction, including a 1794 signed agreement granting land for the use and benefit of the African Free School. Founded in 1787 by the New-York Manumission Society with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the African Free School was the first school for Black children in America. Other notable lots include a signed letter by Albert Einstein, a group of letters to Claudia Durst Johnson by Harper Lee, and documents from the voyages of Captain Cook. View the full catalog and register to bid for these items on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Books & Manuscripts (166)
# of Lots:166
Price Range:$600 - $1,200,000
Interesting lots include:
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|BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, JOHN ADAMS, AND THOMAS JEFFERSON | The American ministers plenipotentiary charged with negotiating treaties of amity and commerce with European nations approach the King of the Two Sicilies|| Estimate: |
|DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN | Autograph manuscript signed (Conan Doyle), titled The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter|| Estimate: |
|EINSTEIN, ALBERT | Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to Ensign Guy H. Raner Jr., explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God|| Estimate: |
|COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES | [Complete set of the Voyages of Captain Cook]|| Estimate: |
|TAYLOR, ALFRED SWAINE | Early photogenic drawing photograph of a fern, dated on the verso by Taylor, 2 December 1839|| Estimate: |