The Secret in the Old Well

Probable first printing - 1951

This is the thirteenth book in the Dana Girls series. The series was started in 1934. This particular copy of The Secret in the Old Well was most likely printed in 1951. This assumption is based on the books advertised on the jacket back and inside the book (Nancy Drew Black Keys - 1951). The book lists to itself on both the dust jacket and inside the book, indicating that it is most likely a first printing.

This is a very nice copy. The DJ is in good condition. Itís clean and bright with good color. There are small chips, rubs, and creases on the top and bottom edge and at the spine and flap folds. There is a vertical crease thhrough the spine. There is a 1" closed tear at the top of the spine and a 2" closed tear at the top of the front flap fold. There is a piece of red residue on the underside of the jacket - it may have been a piece of candy - not sure. It is now just flat residue. It has bled through to the front very slightly. You probably wouldn't notice it unless you were looking for it. The front flap is price clipped. There is some age spotting on the rear flap fold and top of the rear flap. This jacket displays really well on the book in its mylar protector. 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 a little shelf wear on the top and bottom board edges. The upper back corner is bumped. There is a very small red spot on the front, almost in the exact center, that corresponds with the red residue on the jacket underside. There is no writing anywhere in the book.

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: $30.00

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