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 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.
Nancy Drew #24 The Clue in the Old Album First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points
|Printing||Price||Front Flap||Rear Panel||Rear Flap||Format|
|1947A-1||6565||Nancy Drew #1-23||Cherry Ames #1-6||Judy Bolton #1-17||12|
|1947B-2||6565||Nancy Drew #1-23||Cherry Ames #1-6||Judy Bolton #1-17||12|
|1947C-3||6565||Nancy Drew #1-23||Cherry Ames #1-8||Judy Bolton #1-17||12|
- Farah’s Guide to Nancy Drew, 12th printing