#6 - Mystery of the Desert Giant
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, D, E / 3 Omnibus Editions

Sampson Low Hardback Edition  

Mystery of the Desert Giant (Sampson Low) Mystery of the Desert Giant (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1963

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: None

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 25.
-- Frontispiece: same as 1961 US ed.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 5/- (5 shillings).

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Collins Hardback Edition  

Mystery of the Desert Giant (Collins)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1971

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

ISBN: 0-00-160506-2

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Orange spine box with black text.
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Blue staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 35p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Frank fights off rattlesnake.

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.
-- Later printings possess a blue spine box, usually with white text.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Mystery of the Desert Giant (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1974 (August)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-690932-9

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.25 (UK), $0.70 (NZ), $0.70 (AU), $0.95 (CAN).
-- Armada altered the name of this story slightly by adding an extra 'The' to the start of the title.

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The Mystery of the Desert Giant (Format C)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1986

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-690932-9

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The Mystery of the Desert Giant (Format D)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1988

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-690932-9

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The Mystery of the Desert Giant (Format E)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-690932-9

Notes:
-- In an attempt to speed up the illustrative process, this painting was one of the smallest in scale. (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 C)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Featured stories:
#4 - The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
#6 - The Mystery of the Desert Giant
#15 - The Flickering Torch Mystery

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692449-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
2.50 (UK).

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Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#5 - The Mystery of the Disappearing Floor
#6 - The Mystery of the Desert Giant

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694505-8

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
3.50 (UK), $12.95 inc. GST (NZ)

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#4 - The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
#6 - The Mystery of the Desert Giant
#15 - The Flickering Torch Mystery

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1984.

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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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