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Nancy Drew #34 Hidden Window Mystery – First Edition Identification Guide

The Hidden Window Mystery is the thirty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1956 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 34 Hidden Window Mystery
Nancy Drew 34 – Hidden Window Mystery

Nancy and her friends, Bess and George travel to Charlottesville, Virginia in search for a missing stained-glass window. They also visit Richmond, Virginia, and the church where Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.

The girls stay with Nancy’s cousin Susan. Nancy discovers someone is trying to keep her away from Charlottesville. The mansion they are staying at is said to be haunted by a mysterious ghost. Also Nancy’s new neighbors’ brother, Alonzo Rugby, is in Charlottesville and is a major suspect in this mystery.

Nancy Drew #34 The Hidden Window Mystery 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.

PrintingFrontisCopyright PageNotes
1957A-1PlainNancy Drew #1-34, Dana Girls #1-18
1957B-2PlainNancy Drew #1-34, Dana Girls #1-18
1957D-3PlainNancy Drew #1-34, Dana Girls #1-19
1957E-4PlainNancy Drew #1-34, Dana Girls #1-19

Nancy Drew #34 The Hidden Window Mystery First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1957A-1100100Nancy Drew #1-34Dana Girls #1 ad, large G&DDana Girls #1-1815
1957B-2100100Nancy Drew #1-34Dana Girls #1 ad, small G&DDana Girls #1-1915
1957D-3100100Nancy Drew #1-34Dana Girls #1 ad, small G&DDana Girls #1-1915
1957E-4100100Nancy Drew #1-34Dana Girls #1-18Cherry Ames #1-1815
Nancy Drew 34 Hidden Window Mystery 1957A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 34 – Hidden Window Mystery 1957A-1

Reference:

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

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