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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • THE HARDY BOYS

All entries are listed by series and chronologically:

Created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1927, this timeless series of books features teenage sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy as they unravel countless mysteries, many seemingly supernatural. Books one through sixteen and twenty-two through twenty-four were authored by Leslie McFarlane under the house name of Dixon. Between 1959 and 1973, the existing thirty-eight titles were substantially revised, not only to bring the brothers' adventures up-to-date technologically, but also to modernize outdated slang and correct racial stereotypes; in some cases, only minor changes were made, whereas other books were scrapped and entirely rewritten. Since the original canon of fifty-eight books was finalized in 1979, The Hardy Boys have been resucitated numerous times, with hundreds of new entries in both the original and various spin-off series. The Hardy Boys has also been immortalized in other media, including numerous television adaptations--both live-action and animated--since 1955. The overwhelming popularity of The Hardy Boys also inspired another juvenile detective series, Nancy Drew, which capitalized on an interested audience of girls and young women.

Unknown Series (circa 1930s)

The Hardy Boys: Footprints Under the Window
by Franklin W. Dixon (1933) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretta. 222 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Water stain to lower left corner back cover, minor edge/corner wear.)

Unknown Series (circa 1950s)

The Hardy Boys: The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
by Franklin W. Dixon (1952) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine. (Minor corner wear.)

The Hardy Boys #31: The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
by Franklin W. Dixon (1952) $10.00
Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket. Illustrated. 212 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.
Dust Jacket is Very Good Minus.
(.5" triangular chip on upper left back corner, edge wear.)

The Hardy Boys #36: The Secret of Pirates' Hill
by Franklin W. Dixon (1952) $10.00
Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket. Illustrated. 212 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Good Plus.
Dust Jacket is Very Good Plus. (Edge and corner wear.)

Unknown Series (circa 1960s/1970s)

The Hardy Boys #3: The Secret of the Old Mill
by Franklin W. Dixon (1966) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated. 174 pages. SRP: $2.95.
Grosset & Dunlap #8903 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Corner wear.)

The Hardy Boys #5: Hunting for Hidden Gold
by Franklin W. Dixon (1963) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8905 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #5: Hunting for Hidden Gold
by Franklin W. Dixon (1963) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8905 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #6: The Shore Road Mystery
by Franklin W. Dixon (1964) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8906 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #7: The Secret of the Caves
by Franklin W. Dixon (1964) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8907 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #8: The Mystery of Cabin Island
by Franklin W. Dixon (1966) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8908 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #10: What Happened at Midnight
by Franklin W. Dixon (1967) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8910 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #11: While the Clock Ticked
by Franklin W. Dixon (1962) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8911 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #13: The Mark on the Door
by Franklin W. Dixon (1967) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8913 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Near Mint Minus.

The Hardy Boys #15: The Sinister Signpost
by Franklin W. Dixon (1968) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8915 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #16: A Figure in Hiding
by Franklin W. Dixon (1965) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8916 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Near Mint Minus.

The Hardy Boys #19: The Disappearing Floor
by Franklin W. Dixon (1965) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8919 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #20: Mystery of the Flying Express
by Franklin W. Dixon (1970) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8920 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #20: Mystery of the Flying Express
by Franklin W. Dixon (1970) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8920 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #21: The Clue of the Broken Blade
by Franklin W. Dixon (1970) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8921 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine. (Nice save for sticker residue upper right corner front cover.)

The Hardy Boys #21: The Clue of the Broken Blade
by Franklin W. Dixon (1970) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8921 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #22: The Flickering Torch Mystery
by Franklin W. Dixon (1971) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8922 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #25: The Secret Panel
by Franklin W. Dixon (1969) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8925 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #27: The Secret of Skull Mountain
by Franklin W. Dixon (1966) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. 214 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8927 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #28: The Sign of the Crooked Arrow
by Franklin W. Dixon (circa 1960s) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. 214 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8928 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Good.

The Hardy Boys #29: The Secret of the Lost Tunnel
by Franklin W. Dixon (1968) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. 214 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8929 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Near Mint.

The Hardy Boys #30: The Wailing Siren Mystery
by Franklin W. Dixon (1968) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. 214 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8930 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #31: The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
by Franklin W. Dixon (1980) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 182 pages. SRP: $3.95.
Grosset & Dunlap #8931 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Near Mint Minus.

The Hardy Boys #34: The Hooded Hawk Mystery
by Franklin W. Dixon (1971) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated. 182 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8934 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #36: The Secret of Pirates' Hill
by Franklin W. Dixon (1972) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated. 212 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8936 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #37: The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
by Franklin W. Dixon (1966) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 182 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8937 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #38: The Mystery at Devil's Paw
by Franklin W. Dixon (1959) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8938 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #40: Mystery of the Desert Giant
by Franklin W. Dixon (1961) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8940 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #41: The Clue of the Screeching Owl
by Franklin W. Dixon (1962) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8941 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #43: The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior
by Franklin W. Dixon (1964) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8943 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #45: The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge
by Franklin W. Dixon (1966) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8946 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #46: The Secret Agent on Flight 101
by Franklin W. Dixon (1967) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8946 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #47: Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
by Franklin W. Dixon (1968) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8947 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #49: The Bombay Boomerang
by Franklin W. Dixon (1970) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8949 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #50: Danger on Vampire Trail
by Franklin W. Dixon (1971) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8950 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #50: Danger on Vampire Trail
by Franklin W. Dixon (1971) $4.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8950 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Hardy Boys #50: Danger on Vampire Trail
by Franklin W. Dixon (1971) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8950 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #51: The Masked Monkey
by Franklin W. Dixon (1972) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8951 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #52: The Shattered Helmet
by Franklin W. Dixon (1973) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8952 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys #54: The Mysterious Caravan
by Franklin W. Dixon (1975) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8954 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine Minus.

The Hardy Boys #58: The Sting of the Scorpion
by Franklin W. Dixon (1973) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated. 178 pages.
Grosset & Dunlap #8958 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Fine.

Revised Blue Band Editions (circa 1970s)

The Hardy Boys #2: The House on the Cliff
by Franklin W. Dixon (circa 1960s/1970s) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 174 pages. SRP: $2.95.
Grosset & Dunlap #8903 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

The Hardy Boys #19: The Disappearing Floor
by Franklin W. Dixon (1964) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #8919 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

Misc. Hardy Boys-Related Titles

The Hardy Boys: Detective Handbook
by Franklin W. Dixon (1972) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated.
Grosset & Dunlap #1990 [Revised Edition]
Book is Fine.

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew by Peggy Herz (1978) $8.00
Note: Includes identical contents as Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.
Softcover. Illustrated. 76 pages. SRP: $1.25.
Scholastic Book Services #TX-4496 [Second Printing]
Book is Very Fine save for stamp on inside front cover.

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys by Peggy Herz (1977) $3.00
Note: Includes identical contents as The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
Softcover. Illustrated. 76 pages.
Scholastic Book Services #TX-4103 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

The Hardy Boys: Baffling Word Webs by Dawn Gerger (1977) $5.00
Tie-in for the teen whodunnit starring Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson.
Softcover. Illustrated. 64 pages. SRP: 95¢.
Tempo Books #14515 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good. (Light pencil on one puzzle, remainder clean,
edge and corner wear, light ink over price, some light creasing.)

The Hardy Boys: Baffling Word Webs by Dawn Gerger (1977) $6.00
Tie-in for the teen whodunnit starring Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson.
Softcover. Illustrated. 64 pages. SRP: 95¢.
Tempo Books #14515 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Edge wear, corner creasing back cover.)


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