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Nancy Drew #15 Haunted Bridge – First Edition Identification Guide

The Haunted Bridge is the fifteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was originally published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1937. It was written by Mildred Wirt Benson, whom many readers and scholars consider the “truest” of the numerous Carolyn Keene ghostwriters, following an outline by Edna Stratemeyer.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 15 Haunted Bridge
Nancy Drew 15 – The Haunted Bridge

Nancy’s father Carson Drew is on the trail of an international ring of jewel thieves, and asks her to assist him in his pursuit. The trail leads to a summer resort area. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale. In dense woods nearby is an old wooden footbridge guarded by a ghost! Intrigued by the caddy’s story, Nancy decides to investigate.

Several riddles confront the young detective as she attempts to solve the mystery of the haunted bridge and track down a woman suspected of being a key member of the gang of the jewelry thieves.

Nancy Drew #15 The Haunted Bridge First Edition Book Identification Points

Only the first few printings of the first/second year are included. Printings codes are based on the Farrah Guide, 12th printing. Please refer to the guide for later printings.

Note: Glossy+: Glossy frontis + 3 glossy internals.

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Haunted Bridge First Edition Guide
PrintingFrontisCopyright PageRear Book Ads
1937B-1GlossyNancy Drew #1-15None
1938A-2GlossyNancy Drew #1-15None
1938B-3GlossyNancy Drew #1-15None

Nancy Drew #15 The Haunted Bridge First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Haunted Bridge First Edition Dust Jacket
PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1937B-15050Nancy Drew #1-15Judy Bolton #1-11Dana Girls #1-64
1938A-25050Nancy Drew #1-15Judy Bolton #1-11Dana Girls #1-74
1938B-35050Nancy Drew #1-16Headline Books(6)Judy Bolton #1-114
Nancy Drew 15 Haunted Bridge 1937B-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 15 – Haunted Bridge 1937B-1

Reference:

  • Wikipedia
  • Farah’s Guide to Nancy Drew, 12th printing

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