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#38 - The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Collins Red Spine / Armada Books: C, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Sampson Low Hardback Edition « »

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Sampson Low) The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1966 (March)

Cover Artist: Bill Gillies
Frontispiece Artist: Roy Pellington
Internal Illustrations: None

SBN: 356-01368-5

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 38.
-- Frontispiece same as 1952 US ed.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

Notes:
-- No previous books are mentioned per 1952 US edition.
-- Wild Cat (two words) on cover and spine.
-- Lists Pirate’s Hill [sic] on dust-jacket.

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Collins Hardback Edition « »

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1977 (26th September)

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

ISBN: 0-00-160539-9

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 42 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Page edges not stained.
-- Gold price label: £1.25.

Spine Art Description:
-- Frank punches masked man.

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Collins Red Spine Hardback Edition

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: ~1985

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

ISBN: 0-00-160539-9

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Retail price: £1.50
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Printed on white paper.

Spine Art Description:
-- N/A.

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Armada Paperback Edition « »

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Format C)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1985

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692503-0

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£1.25 (UK), $4.95 (NZ).

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The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (Format E)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692503-0

Notes:
-- The boulder in this illustration was based on a rock about 4-inches in size. David posed as one of the Hardy Boys in his garden, and grafted a head from a model onto his body in the final artwork. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#36 - The Ghost At Skeleton Rock
#37 - The Clue of the Broken Blade
#38 - The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

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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