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The Hardy Boys

By Dixon, Franklin W




Caught in their motorboat the 'Sleuth', by a sudden storm at sea, Frank and Joe Hardy are helpless when the engine conks out. Drifting farther from shore amid the tumultuous waves, the boys are relieved to see the lights of a yacht. But their SOS is ignored.The shrill sound of a siren fills the night air. Moments later, a helicopter drops an object alongside the 'Sleuth'. To the young detective's astonishment it proves to be a wallet containing two thousand dollars. The next day their close pal Chet Morton rushes to the Hardys' home to report that the Morton farm truck carrying a shipment of high-powered rifles belonging to his uncle, a big-game hunter, has been stolen. These two apparently unconnected events are clues in a tangle of mystery which turns out to be one of the detective brothers' most exciting adventures.


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The Hardy Boys; The House on the Cliff.

DIXON, Franklin W.

New York: Grosset and Dunlap,, 1927. Octavo. Original red cloth with Hardy Boys' shield to front board in black, titles to spine in black, blank endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a red flat back cloth solander box. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. Inscription to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with a touch of sunning, toning to white areas, shallow chipping to top end of spine, closed tear to lower end of spine which has been neatly repaired with thin strip of archival tape to verso, closed tear to front top edge, light abrasion to rear panel. A very attractive copy. First edition, first state and format. The second Hardy Boys title.

$6,353.33


The Hardy Boys

DIXON, Franklin W.

New York: Grosset and Dunlap,, 1927-37.. The first 12 stories. 12 volumes,octavo. Original red and tan cloth with Hardy Boys' silhouette or shield front board,red and orange pictorial endpapers. With the dust jackets. Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter and Walter S. Rodgers. A few volumes with inscriptions to front free endpapers, a couple of volumes with spine rolled, light wear to extremities, in dust jackets with closed tears to edges, light chipping to spine ends, Volume 3 with front flap split, chips to ends of spine and edges, tape at verso of jacket, volume 4 with several cm chip to front top edge, Volume 5 with several chips to front panel of jacket, splitting along front flap fold, Volume 6 with moderate wear to front flap edge, Volume 7 with splitting to front flap, several cm closed tear to front panel, backing to verso of the jacket. Volume 10 with faint staining at verso of jacket and mild abrasion to the front panel and spine. Overall a very good set. Early printings and states of the first 12 Hardy Boys titles. Many copies "A printing" variants.

$3,737.25

The Hardy Boys: The Hooded Hawk Mystery

Dixon, Franklin, W.

Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1954 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition, first issue as indicated by the issue point of the Tom Swift titles on the back panel of the dust jacket. Jacket has a small piece missing at the top of the spine, slight chipping and edgewear; else intact. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$3,500.00

Hardy boys (12 vol. set): Missing Chums; Tower Treasure;Secret of the Caves; While the Clock Ticked; Mystery of Cabin Island;Shore Road Mystery; House on the Cliff; Great Airport Mystery; Footprints Under The Window; Hunting for Hidden Gold; What Happened

Dixon, Franklin W

The Easton Press. Leatherbound. Collector's Edition. Books and slipcases show no use. A nice set. Extra postage required. ***PROMPT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!*** . Fine.

$2,350.00

The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1931 The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure. 1931 A-5 book in a 1932 A-6 dust jacket . The book is in fine condition. Dust jacket is near fine with a small chip on the bottom corner; else intact. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$1,500.00

Hardy Boys: The Twisted Claw

Franklin W. Dixon

Grosset & Dunlap, 1939 FIRST EDITION of Franklin W. Dixon's The Twisted Claw. Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1939. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1939 A-1). Book fine. DJ very good plus, slight wear along edges.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$1,250.00

The Hardy Boys: The Great Airport Mystery

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1930 Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1930. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1930A-1). DJ 1932A-4, indicated by 11 HB titles on DJ front flap. Book very good, ends of spine and corners bumped, spine faded, covers soiled, and previous owner's name written on front paste-down. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, general wear along edges and hinges, 1" tears at tail of both flap hinges and rear spine hinge, .5" tear at head of rear spine hinge, and .5" tear at top of rear. Book comes in specially-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$1,000.00

The Hardy Boys -- What Happened at Midnight

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1931 The true first edition, first printing, 1931A-1, with a facsimile dust jacket supplied. Very good red cloth book in a fine dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

$900.00


THE HARDY BOYS: The Twisted Claw- #18

Franklin W. Dixon

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. THE HARDY BOYS: The Twisted Claw- #18- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1939-1st Edition (Carpentieri 1939 A-1) Hardcover:-12mo- VG++-Near Fine/VG++ dj is bright and unclipped. Few shallow nicksand rubs on heel, crown of spine and on corners. Shallow sealed 1/2 inch tear at back top dj. Otherwise really nice and clean. Tan covers with brown lettering and silhouette. Textblock and spine are tight. 217 pages, no tears or writing-clean. No loose pages. PO name on back of frontis. 1st Edition points according to Carpentieri: Blue top page edges. Inner dj flap 5050 and 120/160 and list to itself. Red ornage Gretta endpapers. Lists to itself on copyright page. 25 chapters. Verso of page 217 list of Hardy Boys to 'A Figure In Hiding'. Ted Scott Flying Stories on inner back dj flap lists to 'Castaways Of The Stratosphere'. Spotlight Books For Boys on back of dj lists 13 titles ending with 'The G-Men In Jeopardy'. A scarce book in this condition especially with dj. More photos on request. Fiction-juvenile-Series-Hardy Boys-Illustrated (3873). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Hard Cover. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$780.00


THE HARDY BOYS: The Disappearing Floor- #19

Franklin W. Dixon

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. THE HARDY BOYS: The Disappearing Floor- #19- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1940- 1st Edition- (Carpentieri 1940A-1)- Hardcover:-12mo-VG++-Near FINE/VG++ dj is unclipped, bright color with small nicks and rubs at extremities. Wear at lower corner of dj. Tan covers with dark brown titles and silhouette illustration. Textblock and spine tight, no loose pages-illustrated frontis with PO name at rear. 218 pages are clean, no tears or writing. 1st Edition points Carpentieri Bibliography: 5050, 120-160 on inner jacket flap with no mention of title in list which ends with 'The Twisted Claw (#18). Lists to itself on the copyright page. Tip page edges bluestain. Red orange Gretta endpapers. Western Stories For Boys on inner back flap of dj lists to 'At Triangle Mine'. Rear of jacket has Spotlight Books For Boys! has 13 titles ending in 'The G-Men In Jeopardy'. Book has 25 chapters.- A nice addition to your collection of a scarce book especial in this condition with dj. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-Illustrated (3874). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$767.20


THE HARDY BOYS: The Secret Warning- #17

Franklin W. Dixon

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938. THE HARDY BOYS: The Secret Warning- #17- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1938- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-12mo- Near Fine/VG++-Near Fine dj is unclipped, bright and clean with shallow nicls at heel and crown of spine, rubs at corners-a real beauty. Textblock and spine are tight and clean. PO name on back of frontis. All points according to Carpentieri: Title not listed on inner flap. 5050 and 110-150 on inner flap of dj. Glossy frontispiece. Lists to itself on copyright page. Red Orange Gretta endpapers. Western Stories For Boys lists to The X Bar X Boys Hunting The Prize Mustang on back inner flap. Spotlight Books For Boys on back cover with 11 titles to Jimmy Drury, Candid Camera Detective. 25 chapters in book. A scarce book in this condition with dust jacket. Please look at photos-more available on request. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-illustrated (3872). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near FINE/VG++-Near FINE. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$767.20

Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure

Dixon, Franklin, W.

Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1927 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First edition, first issue book with a 1929A-3 (3rd issue) dust jacket. Issue point of: complete "t' in talking on page 31, line 12. Book shows some edge wear. Gift inscription on the front free end paper. Dust jacket has chipping at the corners and at spine ends. Small piece missing from the top of the spine end and the top of the front panel, tear along front hinge at bottom, small closed tear at middle of rear hinge to spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$750.00

The Hardy Boys: The Missing Chums

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1931 Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1928. Seventh printing according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1931A-7, first edition, seventh printing, issued 1931). Book very good, shelf-cocked, wear at ends of spine, corners lightly bumped, rubbing on covers, soiling on rear cover, little nicks in fore edge of pages, and previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, 4" j-shaped tear down rear spine hinge and onto rear, 1" tear on bottom of front, small holes in flap hinges, various small tears, and some light soiling on spine and rear. Book comes in specially-made slipcase.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$750.00

The Hardy Boys -- The Shore Road Mystery

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1930 The seventh printing, 1930D-7, very good red cloth in a very good original dust jacket with some small chips and tears, but fully intact. Lists to Great Airport on the front flap of the dust jacket.. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$700.00

The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure

Dixon, Franklin, W.

Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1927 Very good in original red cloth covered boards with blocked lettering. First Edition, First Issue. "t" in talking on p. 31, L 12 is complete. Very slight tanning of the page edges; slight soiling. Some rubbing at the corners and spine ends; slight darkening along the spine. Very good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$700.00

The Hardy Boys: The Great Airport Mystery

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1930 Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1930. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1930A-1). Book very good, wear at ends of spine and corners, spine faded and slightly soiled, covers soiled, fabric puckered in 2" vertical line on bottom of front cover, very minor soiling on some pages, and previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. No DJ.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$700.00


Hardy Boys: The Sinister Sign Post.

DIXON, Franklin W.

New York: Grosset and Dunlap,, 1936. Octavo. Original tan cloth with Hardy Boys' silhouette and titles to front board dark brown, orange pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by J. Clemens Gretter. Mild toning to fore edge, light wear to cloth at ends of spine, in the price clipped dust jacket with gentle wear to ends of spine and front edges. A very good copy. First edition, first state and format. The 15th Hardy Boys title.

$672.71

The Hardy Boys: While the Clock Ticked

Franklin W. Dixon

Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlop, 1939 EARLY EDITION of Franklin W. Dixon's "The Hardy Boys: While the Clock Ticked" Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1939. Published in 1939, A-11 according to the Carpentieri Guide. Book near fine with minor wearing on the top and bottom edges of the spine. DJ very good with slight tear at the top of the spine and limited wear along the edges.. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$600.00

The Hardy Boys -- The Secret of the Caves

Dixon, Franklin W.

Grosset & Dunlap, 1929 The true first edition, first printing, 1929A-1, with only 5 Hardy Boys titles in the ad in the rear of the book, and only 7 X Bar X Boys titles on the back panel of the dust jacket. Large chips on the front panel of the jacket, affecting several letters in the word "Secret". The red binding book has a stain in the lower right corner of the front of the cover. Previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Good in a good only jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

$600.00


The Hardy Boys: 36 Volume Hardcover Set in Jackets

DIXON, Franklin W.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1950s]. Hardcover. A set of 36 titles in the popular Hardy Boys series, likely published in the mid-1950s. The series, created by Edward Stratemeyer, were written by various ghostwriters who shared the pseudonym "Franklin W. Dixon" and features the sleuthing brothers Tom and Joe Hardy. Each book with a unique color painting on its jacket cover, monochrome endpaper illustration and at least one black and white illustration inside the volume (some with more). Each book in tweed-look brown and tan paper-covered boards. --- The set includes the first 36 titles in the series, beginning with "The Tower Treasure". The full list: 1. The Tower Treasure; 2. The House on the Cliff; 3. The Secret of the Old Mill; 4. The Missing Chums; 5. Hunting for Hidden Gold; 6. The Shore Road Mystery; 7. The Secret of the Caves; 8. The Mystery of Cabin Island; 9. The Great Airport Mystery; 10. What Happened at Midnight; 11. While the Clock Ticked; 12. Footprints under the Window; 13. The Mark on the Door; 14. The Hidden Harbor Mystery; 15. The Sinister Signpost; 16. A Figure in Hiding; 17. The Secret Warning; 18. The Twisted Claw; 19. The Disappearing Floor; 20. Mystery of the Flying Express; 21. The Clue of the Broken Blade; 22. The Flickering Torch Mystery; 23. The Melted Coins; 24. The Short-Wave Mystery; 25. The Secret Panel; 26. The Phantom Freighter; 27. The Secret of Skull Mountain; 28. The Sign of the Crooked Arrow; 29. The Secret of the Lost Tunnel; 30. The Wailing Siren Mystery; 31. The Secret of Wildcat Swamp; 32. The Crisscross Shadow; 33. The Yellow Feather Mystery; 34. The Hooded Hawk Mystery; 35. The Clue in the Embers and 36. The Secret of Pirates' Hill. --- Overall, the books and jackets are in Very Good condition. Some jackets with minor edgewear or small tears. Jackets are very bright, but a few with dampstains to versos, at spines.; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall .

$588.00