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A Scarletin Study
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Ralph von Wau Wau (1)
Wold Newton Universe
Written as by Jonathan Swift Somers III (pseudonym / fictional author).
More stories about Ralph von Wau Wau were announced, but only one other was actually published "The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight" (1976).
DESCRIPTION:
A very funny Sherlock Holmes pastiche. From the foreword: «Consider this scene. Von Wau Wau, his enemy, Detective Lieutenant Strasse, myself, and the lovely Lisa Scarletin, all standing before a large painting in the room in a Hamburg police station. Von Wau Wau studies the painting while we wonder if he's right in his contention that it is not only a work of art but a map. Its canvas bears, among other things, the images of Sherlock Holmes in lederhosen, Sir Francis Bacon, a green house, a mirror, Christ coming from the tomb, Tarzan, a waistcoat, the Wizard of Oz in a balloon, an ancient king of Babylon with a dietary problem, and a banana tree. But let me begin at the beginning.»
 
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18 Publications
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Edward L. Ferman
Cornwall, CT: Mercury Press, Inc.
Volume 48, No. 3, Whole No. 286
magazine (19,5×13cm)
March 1975
164
$ 1.00 (£ 0.45)
Chesley Bonestell
Written as by Jonathan Swift Somers III. With a foreword (by Farmer).


Chesley Bonestell
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in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
New York, NY: Bluejay Books, Inc.
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ISBN 0-312-94400-4
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
10/1984
355
$ 14.95
Tom Kidd
With a foreword by Farmer, and with an illustration by Richard Berry.

Tom Kidd
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in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
New York, NY: Bluejay Books, Inc.
SF/Mystery / Bluejay Illustrated Editions #12
ISBN 0-312-94401-2
trade paperback (21×14cm)
12/1985
355
$ 8.95
Tom Kidd
With a foreword by Farmer, and with an illustration by Richard Berry.

Tom Kidd
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in Sci-Fi Private Eye
Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Roc Books
Science Fiction, LE 5592
ISBN 0-451-45592-4
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
03/1997
346
$ 5.99
not credited [= unknown]
With a short introduction by the editors, and with a foreword by Farmer.

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in Pearls from Peoria
Paul Spiteri
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 1-59606-059-X
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
09/2006 (1st) (trade edition)
12/2006 (2nd) (trade edition)
773
$ 45.00
Keith Howell & Charles Berlin
With a short introduction by Paul Spiteri, and with an illustration by Keith Howell.

Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin
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in Pearls from Peoria
Paul Spiteri
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 1-59606-059-X
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
10/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
03/2007 (lettered, signed, in traycase)
773
$ 150.00 | $ 300.00
Keith Howell & Charles Berlin
With a short introduction by Paul Spiteri, and with an illustration by Keith Howell.

Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin
UK
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in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
London: Severn House

ISBN 0-7278-1204-1
hardcover (22×14cm)
-/1985
355
£ 9.95
John Costelloe
With a foreword by Farmer, and with an illustration by Richard Berry.

John Costelloe
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in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe
Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey
London: Titan Books
A Wold Newton Anthology
ISBN 978-1-78116-304-7
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
10/2013
492
£ 7.99 ($ 15.95)
'Dreamstime'
Story introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey.

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French: "Une étude en rousse"
in Le musée de l'Holmes
Jacques Baudou & Paul Gayot
Paris: Nouvelles éditions Oswald
Le miroir obscur 142 / Sherlock Holmes and Co 5
ISBN 2-7304-0462-7
trade paperback (21,5×13,5cm)
11/1987
192
not priced
Danièle Grivel
Jean-Claude Claeys
With an introduction about Farmer and his work by the editors, and with a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Jean-Claude Claeys
GERMANY
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German: "Eine Scharlachstudie"
in Mit Sherlock Holmes durch Zeit und Raum (2)
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
Frankfurt/M & Berlin: Ullstein
Science Fiction, Band Nr. 31141
ISBN 3-548-31141-5
paperback (18×11,5cm)
02/1987
176
DM 9,80
Uwe Anton
Oliviero Berni
With a foreword by Farmer.

Oliviero Berni
HUNGARY
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Hungarian: "A Scarletin-ügy"
in Galaktika
Péter Kuczka
Budapest: János Sziládi
No. 134
magazine (27,5×21cm)
November 1991
96
Ft 72,-
Attila Schopp
Angus McKie
With a foreword by Farmer. Illustrated by György Röczei.

Angus McKie
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Hungarian: "A Scarletin-ügy"
in Harcjáték
Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg
Szeged: Szukits Könyvek
Hydra Science Fiction
ISBN 963-9151-55-6
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1999
259
Ft 790,-
Attila Schopp
Tibor Szendrei
With a short introduction by the editors, and with a foreword by Farmer.

Tibor Szendrei
ITALY
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Italian: "Un bozzetto di Scarletin"
in Sherlock Holmes nel tempo e nello spazio
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori
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ISBN 88-04-34207-2
trade paperback [with dustjacket] (21,5×14cm)
10/1990
334
L 22.000
Maura Arduini
Thomas Kidd
With a foreword by Farmer.

Thomas Kidd
JAPAN
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Japanese: "スカーレティンの研究" ("Sukāretin no kenkyū")
in 世界SFパロディ傑作選 (Sekai SF parodi kessaku-sen)
Kazami Jun & Yasuda Hitoshi
Tokyo: KodanSha bunko
BX251
ISBN 4-061-37251-3
paperback (15×10,5cm)
06/1980
331
¥ 390
Kazami Jun
Namekawa Koh-ichi
Written as by Jonathan Swift Somers III.

Namekawa Koh-ichi
SPAIN
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Spanish: "Un estudio en escarlatina"
in Sherlock Holmes a través del tiempo y el espacio
Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh
Madrid: Júcar
Etiqueta Negra 12
ISBN 84-334-3612-0
trade paperback (20×13cm)
12/1986
354
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Robert Walter Moyer
J. Pablo Suárez
With a foreword by Farmer.

J. Pablo Suárez
SWEDEN
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Swedish: "En studie i rätt"
in Jules Verne Magasinet
Sam J. Lundwall
Bromma: Delta
Nr. 363, Volume 38
ISBN 91-7228-137-5
trade paperback (21×12cm)
May 1977
128
not priced
Gunnar Gällmo
photo of Jonathan Swift Somers III (= PJF)
With a short introduction by the editor, and with a foreword by Farmer.

photo of PJF
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