A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of "The Golden Pince-Nez" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle along with Commentary on the Story
Edited & introduced by
Andrew Solberg, BSI and Robert Katz, MD, BSI
The Wrong Passage is the eighth title in the Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" shows Sherlock Holmes at his observant and deductive best, performing what he called "a simple trick, but exceedingly effective" to unravel a seemingly impossible-to-solve mystery. Published by the BSI with the cooperation of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the book contains a facsimile of Arthur Conan Doyle's original manuscript of "The Golden Pince-Nez," along with a thoroughly annotated typescript and commentary by Philip Bergem.
Edited and introduced by Andrew Solberg and Robert Katz, MD, this volume also includes Randall Stock's history of the path the manuscript followed to its current home at Texas, as well as an in-depth look at the historical background alluded to in the tale by Professor William G. Wagner of Williams College. Also included are eight other analyses on topics ranging from the historical and geographical to the linguistic, religious and medical, by noted Sherlockians Peggy Perdue, Denny Dobry, Donald Pollock, MD, Albert Silverstein, C. Paul Martin, MD, Jacquelynn Morris, Richard J. Sveum, MD, John Baesch, and William Hyder.
253 pages, hardcover, December 2012 With the manuscript reproduction & 18 illustrations
General Editor's Foreword and Preface to the Series by Andrew G. Fusco
Introduction by Robert Katz, MD and Andrew Solberg
Peering Through Golden Pince-Nez by Phillip Bergem
Manuscript Facsimile of "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" with Annotated Transcription by Phillip Bergem
Observing "The Golden Pince-Nez": A Manuscript History by Randall Stock
Out of the Past: Influences and Origins for "The Golden Pince-Nez" by Peggy Perdue
Hard Evidence: Artifacts in "The Golden Pince-Nez" by Denny Dobry
Palimpsests and Princes by Donald Pollock, MD
Professor Coram, Anna, and the Russian Radical Intelligentsia by William G. Wagner
Coptic Christianity and Coptic Monasteries by Albert Silverstein
Two Singular Deaths…Two Virtual Inquests by C. Paul Martin, MD and Jacquelynn Morris
A Vexing Error: Ophthalmology in "The Golden Pince-Nez" by Richard J. Sveum, MD
From Russia with Love: Siberia to Yoxley Old Place by John Baesch
It Is Always 1894: Those Unpublished Adventures by William Hyder
The Usual Suspects: Contributors
Limited Edition Details A limited edition of The Wrong Passage is planned for late 2013 or early 2014 as part of a two-volume Texas Limited Edition Boxed Set. That set will also include the BSI Manuscript Series facsimile of "A Scandal in Bohemia," which like "The Golden Pince-Nez" is held at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
We have started a waitlist for the 75 Texas Boxed Sets. To get on that list, send us an email with subject "Texas Boxed Set Waitlist" and your postal address. There is no obligation to purchase at this time, and we will contact you in late 2013 with the price and the actual availability date. Please note the set is planned for sometime in late 2013 or early 2014. Check back here for details.
About the Series The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, in cooperation with leading libraries and private collectors, publishes The Manuscript Series to bring to the public facsimile editions of manuscripts and other documents relating to Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with insightful commentary by talented Sherlockian and Doylean writers.