Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, n.y. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Full brown calf with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, pictorial slipcase. iv, 214pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, pictorial endpapers, sewn-in gold satin page marker. Fine/fine. Circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on title page. Item #43430
A pristine and lovely "Collector's Edition" in full calf of a facsimile of the first (1927) "Hardy Boys" title of a dozen published in this deluxe format. Slipcase reproduces the original jacket art and is especially heavy duty, thus wears well. Quite handsome -- and surprisingly uncommon. Undated, but likely 1987 vintage.