#23 - Footprints Under the Window
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, C, E / 3 Omnibus Editions

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

Footprints Under the Window (Harold Hill)

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Footprints Under the Window (Harold Hill)

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Footprints Under the Window (Harold Hill)

Red boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1957 (March)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: A. O. Scott

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 12
-- BNB gives date as [Mar] 1957
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- Same frontispiece as 1944 US edition.

Board Colours:
-- Red (pictured)
-- Orange
-- Green
-- Yellow

Notes:
-- To view the Harold Hill preview for this title (which appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jacket for While The Clock Ticked), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

Footprints Under the Window (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Peter Archer
Internal illustrator: None

ISBN: 0-00-160523-2

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 24 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Grey staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 45p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Boys watch as tomb door opens

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Armada Paperback Edition  

Footprints Under the Window (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1976 (April / July)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691144-7

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.40 (UK), $1.40 (NZ), $1.25 (AU), Not For Sale In Canada.
-- The first printing of this title has the wrong number on the reverse cover (24 instead of 23). This error was corrected on the 1978 impression.

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Footprints Under the Window (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692353-4

Notes:
Curiously, the artwork for this volume was executed by the artist responsible for all of the Format B covers, yet it was never released in that particular format.

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Footprints Under the Window (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692353-4

Notes:
-- This cover illustration dates from early 1992 and David Browne plays the part of the sinister figure in the background. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Editions

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1982

Featured stories:
#7 - The Mystery of the Melted Coins
#22 - The Sinister Signpost
#23 - Footprints Under The Window

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-692076-4

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
1.95 (UK), $5.95 (NZ), $4.95 (AU).

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Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#23 - Footprints Under The Window
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-694506-6

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $16.95 (NZ)

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

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Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#7 - The Mystery of the Melted Coins
#22 - The Sinister Signpost
#23 - Footprints Under The Window

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1982.

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 UK Collins Order

 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

Collins titles:

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