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Nancy Drew #22 Clue in the Crumbling Wall – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is the twenty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1945 under Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym of the ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 22 Clue In The Crumbling Wall
Nancy Drew 22 – Clue in the Crumbling Wall

When Nancy is asked to find a professional dancer who disappeared several years before, the young detective becomes involved in a mystery reaching far beyond a missing-person’s case. During Nancy’s investigation at Heath Castle, she and her friends Bess and George realize that its crumbling walls contain a secret, but what is it?

And who are their enemies that try to foil their every attempt to unravel the intricate puzzle? Danger lurks in a castle tower and throughout the vine-tangled grounds of the estate. The girls’ gripping adventures culminate in a dramatic climax when Nancy exposes a sinister plot to defraud the dancer of her inheritance.

Nancy Drew #22 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall 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 Crumbling Wall First Edition Guide
PrintingFrontisCopyright PageNotes
1945A-1PlainNo ListWar Time Notice on title page
1945B-2PlainNo ListWar Time Notice on title page
1945C-3PlainNo List
1945D-4PlainNo List

Nancy Drew #22 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Clue in the Crumbling Wall First Edition Dust Jacket
PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1945A-1PJCNancy Drew #1-21Judy Bolton #1-15Dana Girls #1-127
1945B-2PJCNancy Drew #1-21Beverly Gray #1-13Dana Girls #1-127
1945C-3PJCNancy Drew #1-21Beverly Gray #1-13Dana Girls #1-127
1945D-4PJCNancy Drew #1-21Beverly Gray #1-13Dana Girls #1-127
Nancy Drew 22 Clue In The Crumbling Wall 1945A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 22 – Clue in the Crumbling Wall 1945A-1

Reference:

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

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