THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.
Edition: Early printing.
New York: The Century Co., 1919 (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? Although at least 14 printings are known with The Century Company imprint, and it was apparently kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933, it remains rather hard to find in any edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.
Condition: Fair condition only in the tan covers with a black and red illustration on the front cover. Some soiling to the covers and toning to the spine, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name. Missing the frontispiece and two of the plates (5 plates are still present.) Still a bit better than just a good reading copy of a rather hard to find book.