Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion


Author: Carolyn Keene

Illustrator: R.H. Tandy

KEENE, Carolyn. The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, [1941]. 12mo, viii 215pp. Blue boards stamped in orange. Pictorial endpapers printed in orange; b&w frontispiece. A near fine copy with minute soiling to bottom of rear board, endpapers a tad yellowed, in original pictorial dust jacket (light edge wear, spine lightly sunned).

First edition, bearing all of the correct advts, spine points, and binding points for Farah 1941A. A clean, bright first edition of the 18th book in the Nancy Drew series written by Mildred Wirt Benson (aka journalist Carolyn Keene) of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. This title was re-released in 1971 as The Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion with a revised text. This first edition features the original story in which Nancy Drew is enlisted by her father to find a missing heiress and discovers a murder which occurred next to the titular mansion.