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Can you help us solve The Case Of The Mystery Objects? The dastardly Moriarty has left behind these objects, but we don't know why. Can you use the information on this page to find an interesting fact or link about one of the things in the images below?

You may need to hunt around for some relevant facts - try searching books or the internet. Then report back to Headquarters by filling in the form below. If you succeed, you'll get 250 merit points towards a promotion for your hard work!

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MARINELLI, Giova

La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrati

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Milan   (Accession num: 2383118)

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PAGE, John T.

Essex in the Days of Old. Edited by J. T. Page

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 2747374)

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BOVET, Marie Ann

L'Écosse. Souvenirs et impressions de voyage. Ouvrage illustré de cent soixante-sept gravures, dont cent dix reproduis

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Paris   (Accession num: 437826)

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MARINELLI, Giova

La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrati

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Milan   (Accession num: 2383118)

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SCHNABEL, Carl.

Handbook of Metallurgy ... Translated by H. Louis

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 3287627)

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Gray, Thomas

Elegy written in a country churchyard ... Illustrated by R. W. A. Rouse. (Edited by Ernest Rhys.)

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: Aldin   (Accession num: 1494587)

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SCHOENER, Reinho

Rome ... Condensed and edited by Mrs. A. Bell ... With 290 illustrations, etc

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: London   (Accession num: 3291324)

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SAMUELS, E.

Shadows, and other poems. With illustrations by W. Fitzgerald

Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons. Date: 1898  Place: pp. 4   (Accession num: 3238946)

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