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Nancy Drew #24 Clue in the Old Album – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Old Album is the twenty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1947 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 24 Clue In The Old Album
Nancy Drew 24 – Clue in the Old Album

Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and pursues the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work. “The source of light will heal all ills, but a curse will follow him who takes it from the gypsies.” This is one of the clues Nancy is given to find an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist.

The young sleuth never gives up her search, though Nancy faints after being injected with poison by a French-swordsman doll, run off the road in her car by an enemy, and sent many warnings to give up the case.

Nancy Drew #24 The Clue in the Old Album 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 Old Album First Edition Guide
PrintingFrontisCopyright PageNotes
1947A-1PlainNo List
1947B-2PlainNo List
1947C-3PlainNo List

Nancy Drew #24 The Clue in the Old Album First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

How to Identify Nancy Drew - The Clue in the Old Album First Edition Dust Jacket
PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1947A-16565Nancy Drew #1-23Cherry Ames #1-6Judy Bolton #1-1712
1947B-26565Nancy Drew #1-23Cherry Ames #1-6Judy Bolton #1-1712
1947C-36565Nancy Drew #1-23Cherry Ames #1-8Judy Bolton #1-1712
Nancy Drew 24 Clue In The Old Album 1947A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 24 – Clue in the Old Album 1947A-1

Reference:

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

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