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Nancy Drew #20 Clue in the Jewel Box – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Jewel Box is the twentieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1943 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 20 Quest Of The Missing Map
Nancy Drew 20 – Quest of the Missing Map

An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures. Madame Alexandra, now living incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to find her missing grandson.

With only one clue to go on – a faded photograph of the prince at the age of four – the young detective begins her search. Nancy’s investigation unmasks a slick imposter and reunites the long-separated family in this suspense-filled story.

Nancy Drew #20 The Clue in the Jewel Box 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.

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Clue in the Jewel Box First Edition Guide
PrintingFrontisCopyright PageRear Book Ads
1943A-1PlainNo ListNone|Thick Printing
1943B-2PlainNo ListNone/Semi-thick
1943C-3PlainNo ListNone

Nancy Drew #20 The Clue in the Jewel Box First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Clue in the Jewel Box First Edition Dust Jacket
PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1943A-15050Nancy Drew #1-19Judy Bolton #1-15Dana Girls #1-105
1943B-25050Nancy Drew #1-19Judy Bolton #1-15Dana Girls #1-115
1943C-3PJCNancy Drew #1-19Judy Bolton #1-15Dana Girls #1-125
Nancy Drew 20 Clue In The Jewel Box 1943A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 20 – Clue in the Jewel Box 1943A-1

Reference:

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

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