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DIXON, Franklin W.

The Hardy Boys

The first 12 stories.

Published: New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1927-37.

Stock code: 97996

Price: £2,500

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Early printings and states of the first 12 Hardy Boys titles. Many copies “A printing” variants.

12 volumes,octavo. Original red and tan cloth with Hardy Boys’ silhouette or shield front board,red and orange pictorial endpapers. With the dust jackets. Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter and Walter S. Rodgers. A few volumes with inscriptions to front free endpapers, a couple of volumes with spine rolled, light wear to extremities, in dust jackets with closed tears to edges, light chipping to spine ends, Volume 3 with front flap split, chips to ends of spine and edges, tape at verso of jacket, volume 4 with several cm chip to front top edge, Volume 5 with several chips to front panel of jacket, splitting along front flap fold, Volume 6 with moderate wear to front flap edge, Volume 7 with splitting to front flap, several cm closed tear to front panel, backing to verso of the jacket. Volume 10 with faint staining at verso of jacket and mild abrasion to the front panel and spine. Overall a very good set.

Bibliography: Carpentieri & Mular

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