Grosset & Dunlap, NY.
Full-bound tan cross-hatch.
Book Condition: Very good.
Dust Jacket Condition: Not great.
Pictorial cover by A. O. Scott.
Orange endpapers by Gretta are bright and unmarked.
5 1/8 X 7 5/8 inches.
Faded blue topstain.
Pages are on browned war-time paper.
This is a tight copy.
Bright pictorial DJ has long been protected by a mylar protector, but is marred by tape, chips and frays.
Unclipped DJ shows "6565" at top right corner and "110-150" at bottom of front flap and lists 25 titles to "The Secret Panel ."
Rear DJ flap lists eight Lone Ranger titles, to "Rides Again."
Rear DJ panel advertises the "Thrill-Packed Aviation Stories."
Pages are not entirely browned; more like a brown outside square at the top and bottom and inside and outside edges of the pages.
Previous owner felt the need to stamp his name on the title page and on the rear DJ panel.
No other marks appear in the book.
214 pp. followed immediately by an ad for the Hardy Boys series listing 24 titles to "The Short Wave Mystery" followed by another "Thrill-Packed Air Combat Stories ad, but this time it only lists 4 Yankee Flier and 4 Lucky Terrell titles, instead of the eight and seven each, respectively, depicted on the rear panel of the DJ. It also lists 4 Burtis and 3 Adams titles. another followed by 3 blank pages to the first rear endpage.
The rear DJ panel also lists 8 Red Randall stories.
The frontispiece is an illustration of Frank holding up a wig while Joe looks on.
"The red wig!" exclaimed Joe, his eyes widening!
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