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Carolyn Keene (Mildred Wirt Benson)
NANCY DREW #6: THE SECRET OF RED GATE FARM (SIGNED, 1ST EDITION/1ST PRINTING W/ FIRST PRINTING DUST JACKET)
Grosset & Dunlap, US, 1931. SIGNED, First Edition, First Printing in the original First Printing Dust Jacket. On the title page is the signature: Mildred Wirt Benson, July 20000, also known as Carolyn Keene. This is one of the last books Mildred Benson signed (she was 94 at the time) and is from the collection of a private collector who corresponded with Mildred Benson for many years. Ms. Benson died in May, 2002 at the age of 96. Externally, there is some fading and rubbing to the cover edges, corners and spine. There is also significant mottled staining on the bottom half of the front board, and wrinkling to the spine; otherwise, the boards are clean. The binding is tight, interior text pages are clean, and the front and rear hinges and endpapers are notably white and intact with no tearing or cracking. Previous owners' names, initials and gift inscription on 2 pages. The dust jacket has moderate rubbing, scuffing, chipping, soiling and creasing; the front cover color illustration is bright and detailed. Dust jacket is covered in a protective mylar jacket. All First Edition, First Printing points are present for both the book and dust jacket(via Farah's Guide). After text ads list: tia/CW(16)/RC #1-6/OG #1-21/BG #1-11/FHM(21)/ABM(10)/WS #1-10/HB #1-10/TSc #1-14. The dust jacket is the original First Edition/First Printing dust jacket (lists Nancy Drew #1-6 on the front flap, ABM #1-10 on the rear panel and BG #1-11 on the back flap, reverse side with Nancy Drew #1-5 among others). PICTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dus … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Atlanta Vintage Books [Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.]
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