His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (or ... A Reminiscence...) is a volume of 8 collected short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published by John Murray on 22 october 1917.
- Preface by John H. Watson M.D.
- The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
- The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
- The Adventure of the Red Circle
- The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
- The Adventure of the Dying Detective
- The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
- The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
- His Last Bow
- His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (22 october 1917, John Murray [UK]) dustjacket ill. by J. Abbey
- His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (22 october 1917, George Bell & Sons [UK])
- His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes (october 1917, George H. Doran Co. [US]) aka Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, dustjacket ill.
- His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes (october 1917, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. [CA])
- His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (november 1917, Louis Conard, Publisher [FR])
- His Last Bow (1919, A. L. Burt [US])
- La Nouvelle chronique de Sherlock Holmes (1922, Pierre Lafitte Romans pour tous [FR])
- in Sherlock Holmes - The Complete Short Stories (15 october 1928, John Murray [UK])
- in Sherlock Holmes - The Complete Short Stories (15 october 1928, Musson Book Co. [CA])
- La Nouvelle chronique de Sherlock Holmes (september 1929, Librairie des Champs-Élysées [FR])
John Murray (1917) 1st UK ed.
George H. Doran Co. (1917) 1st US ed.
Pierre Lafitte (1922)
Librairie des Champs-Élysées (1929)
The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture. During this period of rest he has refused the most princely offers to take up various cases, having determined that his retirement was a permanent one. The approach of the German war caused him, however, to lay his remarkable combination of intellectual and practical activity at the disposal of the government, with historical results which are recounted in His Last Bow. Several previous experiences which have lain long in my portfolio have been added to His Last Bow so as to complete the volume.
John H. Watson, M. D.