New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [c. 1946]. Later printing. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown boards in pictorial dust jacket. Very good or better in like jacket. Spine sunned. Moderate edgewear with some small tears and chipping to spine ends. Foxing to inside of jacket and spine. Boards lightly bumped at spine ends and corners. Previous owner's bookplate to ffep. Pages age-toned with a few corner creases. Still, handsome and well-kept overall. Very good / very good. Item #22587
Attractive vintage copy of the second Hardy Boys mystery, originally published in 1927. Features A.O. Scott's cover illustration, which replaced the original in 1945. This copy ca. 1946; jacket flap lists series titles up to "The Secret Panel," published in 1946.