February 5th, 2014

marcus 2013

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findmeagift.com, who sold me the LP frames I mentioned, have just sent me a code which gives a one-off £2 reduction to any new customer who buys from their site. I should mention that it gives me a £2 credit towards my next order too.

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I'll be honest, a lot of their stuff seems to be overpriced, novelty gifts, etc. but there are a few interesting things there, and the frames are actually quite cheap.
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The Horror of the Heights - in colour

I've just found the volume of The Strand Magazine containing Doyle's "The Horror of the Heights" on line - with four illustrations, three in colour.

https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1913bVol.XlviJul-dec#page/n563/mode/2up

It appears to have been scanned by Google, who unfortunately did a crap job on the colour pages - moire effects everywhere. I've run into this problem many times, and it's easily fixed if you try different scanner resolutions etc. while scanning the pages, a total pig to fix afterwards. Unless someone has a good technique for fixing this sort of thing???

Here, anyway, are the images cleaned up as much as I can, with the captions etc. added in by me since they were virtually unreadable as scanned. This is probably the best I can do (unless someone can find me a copy of Volume 46 of the Strand Magazine, of course.)

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And here's a link to the (unillustrated) version on my web site

http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff3/heights.htm