The Portrait in the Sand

Most Likely Printed 1961

This is the twelfth book in the Dana Girls series. The series was started in 1934. This particular copy of The Portrait in the Sand was most likely printed in 1961. This assumption is based on the books advertised on the jacket back and inside the book (Nancy Drew Fire Dragon - 1961).

This is a very nice copy. The DJ is in excellent condition. Itís clean and bright with good color. There are a very few small chips, rubs, and creases on the top and bottom edge and at the spine and flap folds. There is a medium chip at the top of the spine that takes some of the word "the" from the title. There is a 1/2" closed tear at the top of the spine and a 1" closed tear at the top of the front flap fold. These closed tears don't show when the jacket is in its mylar protector. There is a price sticker on the front flap that someone tried to remove, but fortunetly stopped before causing serious damage. The scan shows the price sticker as pink, but it is actually bright orange. Check out the scans to see the condition of this jacket.

The book is in excellent condition. The color is excellent. The binding is tight, and all pages are securely attached. There is minimal shelf wear on the top and bottom board edges. There is a very nice, colorful bookplate on the back of the front free end paper. There is no writing anywhere in the book. There is a minor hinge crack at the rear free end paper - there is no separation or webbing showing.

A note about the scans of this book:
My scanner adds a pink tone to the white areas of the book and jacket. It can be seen on the title page and on the jacket back. The color is actually creamy white with no pink tone.

All jackets are protected in a mylar cover to prevent damage.

Sale Price: $25.00

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