New York: Grosset & Dunlap, . Hardcover. Illustrations by Walter S. Rogers. Small 8vo. Tan cloth with brown lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. iv, 212pp, (8pp ads). Frontispiece, orange pictorial endpapers. Good plus/good plus. Bit of funky darkening to front board, and page edges darkened; barely visible dampstaining to first couple and last couple leaves; nonauthorial 1934 gift inscription on front flyleaf; jacket a tad edgeworn and heavily age toned, though graphics still stand out brightly. Item #43444
A tight and decent early printing of the 2nd volume in the popular "Hardy Boys" series. Copyright page cites first three titles, while ad at rear lists to 12th title (published 1933) and front jacket flap lists to 13th title (published 1934), which coincides with gift inscription date and thus dates this nice copy.