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Mildren Wirt Benson (Carolyne Keene)
QUARRY GHOST (SIGNED) WITH 4 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM AUTHOR'S COLLECTION
US: Dodd Mead & Company, 1971. Paperback. Very Good. These five (5) unique items are from the personal collection of Mildred Wirt Benson, author of the Nancy Drew and Dana Girls series, as well as many other children's series and stand-alone titles. The letters tell part of the story of how two different versions of Quarry Ghost got to publication. All 4 letters are enclosed in plastic sheets. Descriptions of items in this group are as follows: QUARRY GHOST (Willow Books, Pyramid Publications, by arrangement with Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1971, Third Printing). On the title page, Mrs. Benson has SIGNED her name and written "From the Author's Collection. The book is in Very Good condition, with some creasing to the front, top right corner, and very light rubbing to the corners and ends of the spine. The interior is clean and tight. Text block is clean. Spine is uncreased. Document #1 (2 pages): May 22, 1958. This is an original letter that Dorothy Bryan (signed by Dorothy) of Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. sent to Mrs. Mildred A. Benson confirming details of the upcoming publication of Quarry Ghost (in hardback) with mention of a contract. Some miscellaneous chit chat is included at the end. The document is in pristine condition with very light toning. Document #2 (1 page): September 22, 1958. This is an original letter that R. T. Bond (signed by R.T.) of Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. sent to Mrs. Mildred Benson about some changes and a schedule for publication of Quarry Ghost (in hardback). Quarry Ghost was published shortly after in hardback in 1959. The document is in pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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