RARE First Edition, First Printing, of the #1 Nancy Drew Mystery story, The Secret of the Old Clock, SIGNED by Mildred Wirt Benson, also known as Carolyn Keene. This is from the collection of a private collector who corresponded with Mildred Benson for many years.
Signed: Mildred Wirt Benson, also known as Carolyn Keene on the title page. All first edition, first printing points are present: Ads at the back list Hardy Boys #1 - 8 and Ted Scott #1 - 11, etc. The book itself is in Very Good to Very Good minus condition: some fading to the spine, edges and corners. There is a small stain on the top right corner of the front board, and light spotting under the first "The" in the tile; otherwise, the boards are clean. Some lighter staining to the text block.
Pages and end-papers are clean. Please note: at one point, the book sustained some slight water damage to the edges of the first 7 pages. There is very faint mottling to the title page as a result. Additionally, the right outside edges of those 7 pages are slightly trimmed (1 4 mm) to remove any watermark.
It was tastefully done and doesn't distract from the overall presentation of the book, as the photograph indicates. The item "Nancy Drew SIGNED #1 Secret of the Old Clock, 1st Edition/1st Printing" is in sale since Wednesday, January 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "atlantavintagebooks1" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.