Vintage Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1978 *BRAND NEW / UNREAD* Book: "The Quest of the Missing Map" #19
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)!
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!