#16 - The Secret of the Old Mill
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, D, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

The Secret of the Old Mill (Harold Hill)

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The Secret of the Old Mill (Harold Hill)

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The Secret of the Old Mill (Harold Hill)

Blue/Green boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1951 (July)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: Stricker

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 3
-- BNB gives date as July 1951
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- Same frontispiece as 1944 US edition.

Board Colours:
-- Blue/Green (pictured)

Notes:
-- To view the Harold Hill preview for this title (which appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jacket for The House on the Cliff), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Secret of the Old Mill (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

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

ISBN: 0-00-160516-X

Story version: Revised 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:
-- Frank sees arrow imbedded in ground

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Secret of the Old Mill (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1980 (November)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691725-9

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

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The Secret of the Old Mill (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1987

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-691725-9

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The Secret of the Old Mill (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-691725-9

Notes:
-- Chet Morton is played by Browne in this cover illustration, although David admits that he had to broaden himself on the painting. (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: 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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