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Hardy Boys Tower Treasure -Red Cloth with Black Shield on FrontCvr - 1927A-1 TRUE 1st Edition, 1st Printing, This is the One That Started it All...the True First Printing of the First Title in the Hardy Boy Series#1

by Franklin W. Dixon, Blank Endpapers with Some Spotting, Ink Writing & Soiling, Glossy B/W Frontispiece By Walter S. Rogers These Boys Want to Look Through the Old Tower, Illustrated By Rogers

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Grosset & Dunlap NY, 1927. HARDBACK NODustJacket, X-Library book, 1927, 1st edition, 1st printing, Pre-Text Lists Thru Secret of Old Mill as 1st edition should, Interior bk GOOD-/Exterior Cover GOOD +, AS-IS, NOJACKET, RED cloth Cover Has Slight Darkening, Some Rub,, Interior Nice tight Relatively Clean light FOX, WeAr, Ads in Back starting with "This Isn't All!", Tom Swift Series 29 titles ending with Airline Express, Don Sturdy 7 titles ending Among Gorillas,Radio Boys Series, Garry Grayson Football Series, Ending with Western Stories For Boys with 5 titles X-BAR X-BOYS Round-Up Being Last Title Listed , 214 pages, Book number 1 in the Hardy Boys series- The Tower Treasure. RED Cloth boards are Faded Some with some lettering faded/worn away as well as wear on the corners. HB Spine Cvr, which is soiled some with slightly faded lettering, Has Light Soil, some wear on the ends, as on COVER SPINE there are the White letters 'F" and 'D" and a number under that in white Near BaseSpine. Appears this was a X-Library book at some point and there is still a card pocket in the back (with the removable card inserted still!). Binding is quite shaken and there is a spine lean. The book is a bit fragile to handle but for a 82 year old first printing that was used as a library book at some point, it's held up rather well. Glossy frontispiece intact but some webbing starting to show on the binding there (webbing also showing some on the back blank endpaper). Pages have a few soiled spots but overall very clean. Back of the book has 5 pages of advertisements including 29 Tom Swifts, 7 Don Sturdys, 10 Radio Boys tiTLes, 5 Garry Graysons and 5 Western Stories for Boys titles. Also the letter 't' in "talking" on page 31, line 12 is complete. A tough, tough book to locate and a cool part of Hardy history since it's the very first printing of the first title in the series.. First Edition. Hard Cover.
  • Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 25277
  • Title: Hardy Boys Tower Treasure -Red Cloth with Black Shield on FrontCvr - 1927A-1 TRUE 1st Edition, 1st Printing, This is the One That Started it All...the True First Printing of the First Title in the Hardy Boy Series#1
  • Author: Franklin W. Dixon, Blank Endpapers with Some Spotting, Ink Writing & Soiling, Glossy B/W Frontispiece By Walter S. Rogers These Boys Want to Look Through the Old Tower, Illustrated By Rogers
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap NY
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: Hardy Boys Mystery Series By Franklin W. Dixon CHILDREN


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