Item No: #362718 Oh, Sherlock Holmes (1984) / Song of the Sixty (1985). Isaac Asimov.

Asimov and the Baker Street Irregulars

Oh, Sherlock Holmes (1984) / Song of the Sixty (1985)

Notes: A single sheet reprinting lyrics to two songs about Sherlock Holmes written by Isaac Asimov to the tunes of Danny Boy and The Minstrel Boy.

The first song begins, "Oh, Sherlock Holmes, the Baker Street Irregulars / Are Gathered here to honor you today" and the second concludes "And bless that clever design, / That gave the Baker Street Irregulars / Fully sixty tales, not fifty-nine."

Asimov was the "Resident Genius" of the Baker Street Irregulars and in 1984 and 1985 he addressed the group and sang these songs. This song sheet was probably handed out at the BSI gathering in 1985. Judging from the pictures of the BSI dinners, perhaps 200 copies would have been printed.

Photocopied on tan 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper. A very scarce Asimov publication.

Edition + Condition: First printing (probably). Light creases to paper, else fine. This copy is inscribed by Asimov to the Sherlock Holmes collector and fellow Irregular, Gerald "Jerry" Wachs.

Publication: [Isaac Asimov?], [late 1980s?].

Item No: #362718

Price: $450