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1955 Nancy Drew The Quest of The Missing Map
From the very first Nancy Drew book printed in the 1930’s Nancy Drew became the No. 1 female mystery detective of all times. All 56 books have been read by hundreds of millions of youngsters all over the world. Today I'm offering for sale a Nancy Drew Mystery titled "The Quest of The Missing Map" Book, No. 19. It was written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wint Benson.
The book was copyrighted in 1942 and published by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. This particular Nancy Drew Book was printed in 1955, also by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. The one illustration is found on the second page titled “We found the treasure!”. It was done by Russell H. Tandy. On the front inside flap of the dust jacket the last book title is "The Witch Tree Symbol" which was published in 1955. The book has 213 pages and 25 action-packed chapters and measures 7 5/8" long x 5 3/8" wide x 7/8" thick.
The dust jacket shows Nancy holding one half of the missing treasure map inside a small ship cottage. As she searches to find the other half and locate the buried treasure, Nancy knows she faces danger at every turn.
There is a dark blue silhouette of Nancy Drew on the front cover. The light blue cloth covered boards come with dark blue lettering on the front cover and along the spine. On the first page is the owners name written in blue ink.
**Condition: The dust jacket is in fair condition. The front and back covers are in very good condition, very clean and bright. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Dust Jacket: There is chipping, tears, surface wear, rubbing, and pieces missing along the top and bottom edges. There are water stains on both inside flaps, bottom edges, and spine on the inside and outside of the dust jacket(note: there are no water stains on the front cover part of the dust jacket). *Covers: There is minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine, minor bumps at the corners, and a tiny indentation along the right edge of the back cover. *Inside pages: There is what looks like rubbing to the first and last inside pages(actually what it is is the black ink from inside the front cover and inside the back cover when printed some came through to the first and last inside pages.
On the inside front flap is the No. 100100 at the top and No. 100150 at the bottom of the inside flap.
If you looking to up-date your collection of Nancy Drew Books with a book in better condition than the one you own then you will be very pleased with this book. A wonderful gift or birthday present to give a friend or parent that grew up reading Nancy Drew books when they were little kids.
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