New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1933. Cloth. Very Good / Good. Item #004727
Beige/brown cloth in unclipped dust jacket. First printing jacket(which was issued on all three variants of the 1933 printing) on a second printing book. Jacket with a white spine and first style jacket art. Book with orange Gretta endpapers and titles as given in Carpentieri's record 1933B-2 (page 205 in Carpentieri and Mular). The twelfth book in the classic Hardy Boys series. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor to moderate darkening to the rear jacket panel and spine. Minor soiling with minor to moderate scuffing. Extremities of the jacket scuffed, with the corners worn and some fraying, chipping and minor tearing to the head and foot. Three small tears along the extremity, with minor associated creasing. Minor fading, scuffing and soiling to the book. Minor edgewear, with light bumping to the corners. Light soiling to the page edges, with a small stain to the lower page edges and one at the upper page edges near the spine. Neither affects the interior. Interior solid with minor general browning to the paper and very minor scattered soiling. A few pages with dog ear creases. (Carpentieri p. 205. Axe p. 98).