Keene, Carolyn (pseud. of Mildred Wirt Benson)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Date Published: [1948]
Book Id: 3691


Reprint. Octavo (19.25cm); denim blue paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in navy blue on spine and front cover; navy blue topstain; "Blue Silhouette" endpapers; iv,217,[1]pp. Inscribed by the author in an early hand on the title page: "Mildred Wirt Benson / aka. Carolyn Keene / author of Nancy Drew Mysteries." Hint of sunning to spine, mild wear to spine ends and lower board edges, with some faint spotting to topstain; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket.


Late 1940's edition of the 14th Nancy Drew mystery. Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (1905-2002) wrote the earliest Nancy Drew and Dana Girls mysteries under the penname Carolyn Keene for the Stratemeyer Syndicate between 1929-1947. The year before her death, she was given a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for her contributions to the Nancy Drew series. Uncommon signed, particularly in an early hand. Farah 1948B-26.

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