#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, C, E / 2 Omnibus Editions

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

The Mystery of Cabin Island (Harold Hill)

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The Mystery of Cabin Island (Harold Hill)

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The Mystery of Cabin Island (Harold Hill)

Grey boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1953 (November)

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

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 8
-- BNB gives date as [Nov] 1953
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- Internal list now includes Wailing Siren and Wildcat Swamp
-- Same frontispiece as 1944 US edition.

Board Colours:
-- Grey (pictured)
-- Cream
-- Green

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

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Mystery of Cabin Island (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1973 (May)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Peter Archer
Internal illustrator: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-160526-7

Story version: Revised text

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

Spine Art Description:
-- Joe shines light on man trapped under tree.

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Mystery of Cabin Island (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1976 (September)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691214-1

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.40 (UK), $1.40 (NZ), $1.25 (AU), Not For Sale In Canada.

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The Mystery of Cabin Island (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692373-9

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The Mystery of Cabin Island (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-692373-9

Notes:
-- Kenny McKendry painted this cover illustration in mid 1992. It produced a very positive reaction and was held up as an example of how the series should be painted. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Collins Hardback Omnibus Edition

Collins 2-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: post-1974

Featured stories:
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: None

Notes:
-- Has a 1973 copyright date, but the presence of The Ghost At Skeleton Rock in the list of titles on the back cover indicates a post-1974 publication date is more likely.
-- The spine of this edition features a cropped version of the cover artwork featured on the Collins edition of The Wailing Siren Mystery.

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

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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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