DescriptionCarolyn Keene. The Whispering Statue. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, .
First edition. Twelvemo. Signed by the author, Mildred Wirt Benson, in blue ink on the title page. 217 pages with frontispiece and three pages of advertisements.
Blue buckram with orange lettering; orange silhouette on front board; orange silhouette endpapers. Minor wear to board corners and head and tail of spine; textblock shows faint age toning but is in overall fine condition. Dust jacket bears a 1.5" tear at lower spine and another .5" tear on verso lower edge. A few chips, creases, and moderate wear to dust jacket spine and edges. Very good condition.
Nancy Drew books have been popular with young readers for more than 70 years. Twenty-three of the 25 Nancy Drew books were written by Mildred Wirt Benson, under the pseudonym "Carolyn Keene." From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.
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