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Nancy Drew #37 Clue in the Old Stagecoach – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Old Stagecoach is the thirty-seventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1960 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 37 Clue In The Old Stagecoach
Nancy Drew 37 – Clue in the Old Stagecoach

Mrs. Strook requests Nancy’s help finding an old stagecoach she believes her uncle hid in her hometown of Francisville. Mrs. Strook believes the stagecoach houses a clue that will be valuable for the town! Can Nancy help her find the missing stagecoach?

Nancy Drew #37 The Clue in the Old Stagecoach 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
1960A-1PlainNancy Drew #1-37, Dana Girls #1-21Title "The Secret of the Fire…" on page 180.
1960B-2PlainNancy Drew #1-37, Dana Girls #1-21
1960C-3PlainNancy Drew #1-37, Dana Girls #1-22

Nancy Drew #37 The Clue in the Old Stagecoach First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1960A-1100100SynopsisDana Girls #1-21Nancy Drew #1-3716
1960B-2100100SynopsisDana Girls #1-22Nancy Drew #1-3716
1960C-3100100SynopsisDana Girls #1-22Nancy Drew #1-3716
Nancy Drew 37 Clue In The Old Stagecoach 1960A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 37 – Clue in the Old Stagecoach 1960A-1

Reference:

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

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