Vintage Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1978 *BRAND NEW / UNREAD* Book: "The Quest of the Missing Map" #19
Nancy Drew Vintage *BRAND NEW / UNREAD* Book: "The Quest of the Missing Map" by Carolyn Keene, published in 1978 by Grosset & Dunlop.
"'Leave here at once and never come back,' the stranger warned."
YES - IT IS TRUE: THIS IS A 1978 HARDCOVER Nancy Drew book that has looks and feels like it has NEVER BEEN OPENED!
This is a super nice, vintage children's hard cover with a $2.95 cover price. Just as crisp as the day it was printed! Perhaps the slightest hint of sunning on spine, otherwise completely immaculate (see accompanying images)! Interested in a different title?
As the background tale explains below, I acquired a copy of most of the titles that were in print up to 1978, so it's likely we have what you want (unless we sold it already!)...
The background story of how I came into possession of these amazingly wonderful Nancy Drew vintage books (not a mystery): An associate told us about an old vacation home that had been unused for some years but still had it's contents intact. She knew that there was a collection of series books on a shelf in the house, and knowing that I deal in books, thought I might be interested... We said sure, met her there and discovered a 4 foot long shelf tucked up over the top of the stairway on the second floor hallway. Turns out the shelf contained Nancy Drew stories #1 through #38. I carefully boxed them and we went on to other things... About three weeks later, when I got a chance to actually look at the books, I was dusting them off - they obviously had been sitting on their out-of-the-way book nook for many, many years, I discovered that the first book I grabbed had never been opened! How do I know? Have you ever been at the bookstore and picked up a book, and when you open it, you feel that tight, crispness to an "uncracked" spine - you were the first one to ever open it? That's how I knew that these books were purchased, placed on that shelf - likely for a grand-daughter who turned out to not be a reader - and sat there since 1978 or '79... In any case, every book in the box ended up being that same way - unopened, just waiting to be loved someday... These books will make a great gift for girls of all ages - maybe that is even you! Enjoy.