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The Sleuth Shop: Vintage Girls' Series Books

Like Nancy Drew® Books? Check out these neat girls' series books!

UPDATED: DECEMBER 5, 2017--Check back often, always adding new books!


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Vintage Girls' Series Books For Sale:

Abbreviations FYI: Eps=endpapers, DJ=dust jacket, PC=picture cover, PB=paperback, HC: hardcover, OOP: Out of Print, OT=Original Text, RT=Revised Text, BCE=Book Club Edition

There is only 1 copy of each book shown below, so do not enter a quantity of more than 1 when purchasing! Click on the thumbnail images below for larger pictures.

The Shadow Stone by Mildred A. Wirt, the original Carolyn Keene of the Nancy Drew series. Dust jacket is protected in Mylar which shows some glare from the scanner in the image. Dust jacket shows lots of wear to edges/spine ends--extremities--please see images for more detail. Lists to itself on the front flap.

Book has some edgewear, soil. Missing right front endpaper. Glossy frontispiece. Overall ok.

(**BONUS: Used in the opening montage scene for the new Warner Brothers Nancy Drew movie! Inside is the tag used to ID the book as mine for the large collection of books they assembled from various sources. I will include a little certificate attesting to the fact that this book was used from my collection in the opening book sequence.)

14MWBWBSS $125.00

Honey Bunch Her First Little Garden by Helen Louise Thorndyke. DJ in Mylar and some glare shows in the photos from that. DJ has edge/spine wear and some chips and some soil/aging. Lists on front flap to Her First Twin Playmates. Book has some edgewear, but overall fine. Pages aged inside. Inscription from 1943, "To Marie, From Mother & Dad, Christmas 1943." Then Marie signed her name twice in front/back in very tiny script - appears to be "Marie Schubert." Overall book/DJ good shape.

16HBBK $15.00

The Campfire Girls Go Motoring by Hildegard G. Frey. Published by A.L. Burt & Company. Copyright 1916. Dust jacket has some edgewear/spine wear and chips/tears, soiling--stain to spine, might be moisture stain. Boards also have the same stain where the DJ has it--likely moisture. Doesn't have a bad smell though and pages are fine, has the sort of old book smell that collectors like. Boards have edge/spine wear, some soil. Penciled price inside. Lists to itself in the back in a series of advertising pages including one for this series. Spine is cocked. Glossy frontispiece. Front flap of the DJ is blank with no advertising and lists the name of Gladys M. Kiernan from Pottstown, PA.

16CAMPF $40.00

Trixie Belden #35 The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire by Kathryn Kenny. Golden is the publisher. Has some wear/soil to covers/spine ends, pages aging inside. No writing inside. Lists to Indian Burial Ground Mystery inside front. Back cover has two small "Sweet Cutie" stickers above the bar code.

TB35PB $25.00

Trixie Belden. The Mystery on the Mississippi. Copyright 1965. Deluxe Picture Cover with the color illustrations inside. By Kathryn Kenny. Name and penciled price inside, some very minor edge/shelf wear. Very good condition!

TBHC15 $9.99

#34 The Mystery of the Missing Millionaire. By Kathryn Kenny. Copyright 1980. Lists 34 Trixies inside. Barcode on back. (SHOWN w/ #35 BUT ONLY #34 available for purchase with this cart button at right!) Has some mild wear, creasing, price marked out on cover. Pencil price inside. Overall good shape.

$15.00 TB34

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