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Nancy Drew #9 The Sign Of The Twisted Candles - Carolyn Keene - 1932. 
Grosset & Dunlap 1932 - NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES #9 - THE SIGN OF THE TWISTED CANDLES by CAROLYN KEENE (pen name of Walter Karig), published by Grosset & Dunlap, copyright 1933 (original 25 chapters), 1932C-1 TRUE 1ST/1ST PRINTING per Farah's (Format 3), orange "silhouette" (Nancy holding a magnifying glass) illustrated endpapers, thick blue boards with orange lettering to spine & front cover, glossy frontispiece illustration with three internal illustrations, original "white spine" cover art by Russell Tandy (as distinguished from the "wraparound" or revised cover art found in later books or in revised books from this series). Note - this book never had revised "wraparound" artwork in a dust jacket so only this artwork with the white spine exists in dust jacket format. Lists: Dust Jacket Front Flap: Twisted Candles Dust Jacket Rear Flap: Blythe Girls - Helen's Wonderful Mistake Dust Jacket Back Cover: Judy Bolton - Seven Strange Clues (#4) listed 1st of 4 books (1st printing issue point) Book front list: Twisted Candles Book rear lists: Nancy's Mysterious Letter, Judy Bolton - Invisible Chimes (1st printing issue point) Book has no creased page corners, no age darkening to redish orange top stain, slight age darkening to outer page edges (no dust soiling/foxing), hint of glue residue from removed former's owner's bookplate to inside front board otherwise endpapers are clean and free from any tape residue, no tearing or splitting of page block from internal hinges, no former owner's markings or used bookseller stamps/stickers inside, no wear to board edges, corners or spine tips, no age darkening to outer page edges, no soiling or staining to boards, no color wear or surface color tears to boards, no bumped board corners. Dust Jacket has closed tear to left side on spine (tape lift visible) and nick losses at spine tip corners otherwise no chipping, tearing or creasing, wear to spine tips with 'v' loss at spine tips, wear to front flap crease, slight edge wear, no soiling or staining, slight dust rubbing to white rear panel and spine, color rubbing to edges on front panel, no spine sun darkening (common defect with the white spine books). Overall a FINE- book in VG- condition DJ (not price clipped) of a Nancy Drew hardcover FIRST printing with its original FIRST PRINTING dust jacket. I have a number of other hardcover Nancy Drew books up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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