THE SECRET AT THE HERMITAGE - INSCRIBED

Keene, Carolyn (pseud. of Mildred Wirt Benson)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Date Published: [ca.1954]
Book Id: 3693

Description

Reprint. Octavo (19.25cm); sage green paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in dark green on spine and front cover; green topstain; Dana Girls endpapers; vi,218pp. Inscribed by the author on the copyright page in an early hand: "Mildred Wirt Benson / aka Carolyn Keene / who wrote the original in the Dana Girl series." Gentle sunning to spine and upper board edges, else Near Fine in a lightly edgeworn, Near Fine dustjacket.

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Attractive copy of the fifth Dana Girls 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.


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