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The Witch Tree Symbol

The Witch Tree Symbol, was first published in the regular Nancy Drew® series in 1955.

In 1959, the Nancy Drew Readers Club premiered and its promotional volume was Velvet Mask. Since it was the promotional volume it is more widely available than the other 12 cameo editions. It only cost club members 10¢, while other volumes each month would be $1.49 each. Witch Tree was published in the Cameo format in 1959 along with 5 others from that 1959 set.

The dust jacket featured the art shown at left by Polly Bolian which was also the same art used for the frontispiece. The background color for the dust jacket was green. The covers as shown above were sea green and the spine was grey in color. The ribbon holding the Cameo was green and the endpapers featured the same green colored ribbon. This was the only Cameo edition with a green ribbon. The ribbon on the dust jacket was white. The ink-topped pages also were green like the ribbon color. Shown below are the endpapers, the full dust jacket, and an ad for the cameo editions:

There were 8 line drawings throughout the text on two pages each. The text started on page 7 and due to the larger size of the pages the pages do not match up the same with the regular book version. The internal for pages 96-97 was reproduced on the back of the dust jacket. Click on the thumbnails below to view these fine drawings by Polly Bolian:

Pgs 38-39
Pgs 62-63
Pgs 78-79
Pgs 96-97
Pgs 114-115
Pgs 128-129
Pgs 164-165
Pgs 182-183

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