TRIXIE BELDEN and the BLACK JACKET MYSTERY, #8.
Edition: First edition. Glossy "cello" or cellophane edition, the original format for this title (only availa
Racine, WI: Whitman, (1961.). Hardcover first edition - While not as well known as Nancy Drew, this is many girls' favorite series: Trixie is a real 13 year old girl, with chores, school to attend, a little brother to babysit - but lots of adventures! This book introduces Dan Mangan who becomes the 7th member of the Bob-Whites. Although not indicated anywhere in the book, this is #8 in the series, in the original slightly larger format (7 3/4 by 5 3/4 in) , with glossy illustrated boards with a wrap around design and blue endpapers with a diamond geometrical design. Illustrated by Paul Frame. Trixie and Honey are still shown as 1950s 13 year olds. 282 pages plus 2 pages of ads. Lists just 5 Trixies at the back.,
Condition: Near fine - only a very slight loss of lamination near the spine, usual toning to the pages. An unusually attractive copy especially in this fragile binding.