Nancy Drew Book The Secret of the Old Clock Wartime Edition 1943-45


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This is a vintage Nancy Drew book titled The Secret of the Old Clock published by Grosset & Dunlap during WWII. The book was written by Carolyn Keene and originally published in 1930, the first in the Nancy Drew series. It has a cloth hardcover printed with orange silhouette and text, orange silhouette endpapers and a plain paper frontispiece. It is in very good condition - the book itself is very clean inside with no pronounced page defects, except for a couple of minor stains to the collective page edge, but there are two black dots, one on the cover and one on the spine and some black marking on the back cover. The front endpaper is signed in ink by the original owner. The dustcover, however, has edge chipping and tearing, otherwise, I would have graded the book as near fine. Please view the enlarged photos for the condition described. Please note that due to scarcity of materials during the war, the quality of the paper was thinner and inferior, so has taken on a patina. Still, this is not a common book - great addition to a Nancy Drew collection!