#14 - The Secret of Pirates' Hill
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: A, D / 2 Omnibus Editions

Sampson Low Hardback Edition  

The Secret of Pirates' Hill (Sampson Low)

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The Secret of Pirates' Hill (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1964 (August)

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

SBN: None

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 27.
-- Frontispiece: same as 1956 US ed. (?)
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

Notes:
-- Pirate's [sic] on cover and spine, but Pirates' elsewhere.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Secret of Pirates' Hill (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Peter Archer (View)
Internal illustrator: None

ISBN: 0-00-160514-3

Story version: Original text

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

Spine Art Description:
-- Joe sees cutlass stuck in ground

Notes:
-- The copy pictured here is a 1972 first printing with a 45p price label.
-- The frontispiece bears the following annotation by artist Peter Archer: L1474. Could this be a Letraset (screentone) catalogue reference?
-- This edition was first issued with a rather egregious spelling error in the frontispiece caption: snddenly. The mistake was corrected in all subsequent printings.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Secret of Pirates' Hill (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1979 (May)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691566-3

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.60 (UK).
-- The frontispiece in the Collins edition was not used for this and subsequent Armada releases.

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The Secret of Pirates' Hill (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1987

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-691566-3

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1981

Featured stories:
#2 - The Arctic Patrol Mystery
#11 - The Twisted Claw
#14 - The Secret Of Pirates' Hill

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691990-1 (UK) | 0-00-692018-7 (AU)

Notes:
-- Two regional variants of this omnibus exist, each having a unique ISBN. The price given on the front cover of the version released in Australia is $4.95, whereas the British cover displays the equivalent amount in Sterling (1.75).

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#13 - The Secret of the Caves
#14 - The Secret of Pirates' Hill
#16 - The Secret of the Old Mill

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-261-66219-8

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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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