Quest of the Missing Map


Author: Carolyn Keene

Illustrator: R.H. Tandy

KEENE, Carolyn. The Quest of the Missing Map. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, [1942]. 12mo, vii 214pp + 2advts. Blue boards stamped in orange. Pictorial endpapers printed in orange; b&w frontispiece. A near fine copy with tiny tear at head of spine, and bottom of spine slightly rubbed, and endpapers a tad yellowed, in original pictorial dust jacket (slight edge wear, spine slightly sunned).

First edition, bearing all of the correct advts, spine points, and binding points for Farah 1942. A clean, bright first edition of the 19th book in the Nancy Drew series written by Mildred Wirt Benson (aka journalist Carolyn Keene) of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Nancy investigates a small ship cottage at the Chatham estate and discovers a connection between the mysterious occurrences at the cottage and an island where a lost treasure is said to be buried.