US: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Poor. Item #C37302
SIGNED by author. First Edition, Second Printing. Signed "Mildred Wirt Benson, also known as Carolyn Keene" on the title page. This book is from the collection of a private collector who corresponded with Mildred Benson for many years. Pages are clean and unmarked. Light toning to endpapers. Boards are lightly soiled; edges, corners and ends of spine are rubbed, scuffed and bumped; spine ends are chipped. Front board has faint fading/discoloration to top and bottom left corner. Spine is faded and rubbed with pale splotching. Text block is faintly foxed. Binding is tight. Dust jacket is rubbed, scuffed and soiled with creased tears and chips to edges; the underside has been patched and taped (tape is browned with age). Significant soiling to underside of dust jacket. Dust jacket is covered in protective mylar jacket. All First Edition, Second Printing points are present (via Farah's Guide, 12th Edition). The dust jacket is the original First Edition, Second Printing dust jacket listing Nancy Drew #1-5 on the front flap, ABM #1-10 on the rear panel and BG #1-11 on the back flap. The dust jacket reverse side shows Nancy Drew #1-5 among others. The only after-text ad in the book ("This Isn't All") has a box around it. Pictures available upon request.
Price: $3,200.00 save 15% $2,720.00