#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, C, E / 4 Omnibus Editions

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Harold Hill)

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The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Harold Hill)

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The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Harold Hill)

Blue/Green boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1951 (February)

Cover Artist: Russell H. Tandy
Frontispiece Artist: Russell H. Tandy

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 28
-- BNB gives date as [Feb] 1951
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- 28 titles listed
-- Frontispiece same as 1949 US edition.

Board Colours:
-- Blue/Green (pictured)

Notes:
-- Two different, yet very similar Harold Hill previews for this title exist (they appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jackets for the 1950 and 1957 editions of The Secret of the Lost Tunnel). Click to view: 1950 preview / 1957 preview.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

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

ISBN: 0-00-160519-4

Story version: Revised text

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

Spine Art Description:
-- Boys on horse chased by pack of dogs.

Notes:
-- This is the only Collins title where the box containing the text, 'THE HARDY BOYS SERIES' is blue, as opposed to the usual black.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Format A)

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1975 (March)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691039-4

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.35 (UK), $0.90 (NZ), $0.90 (AU), $1.25 (CAN).

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The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692235-X

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The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692235-X

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The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692235-X

Notes:
-- This was one of David Browne's very last cover illustrations for the series and dates from late 1992. (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 D)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1990

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-694012-9

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $14.95 (NZ).
-- The cover artwork for this paperback is unique to this edition.

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Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1995

Featured stories:
#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow
#20 - The Clue In The Embers

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694510-4

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

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Dragon / Mulberry Hardback Omnibus Edition

Dragon / Mulberry 3-in-1 Omnibus

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Publisher: Mulberry / Dragon Books

First Printed: 1991 (Mulberry) 1994 (Dragon)

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign of the Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: Brian Kotzky

ISBN: 0-00-694228-8 (Dragon)

Notes:
-- Two virtually identical versions of this hardback edition exist: the first credited to Mulberry (copyright page), the other credited to Dragon (copyright page).
-- The Mulberry copyright page gives the publication date as 1991, while the Amazon listing for the Dragon reprint states that it was issued in 1994.

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#17 - The Shore Road Mystery
#18 - The Great Airport Mystery
#19 - The Sign Of The Crooked Arrow

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-261-66218-X

Notes:
-- This particular selection of titles was first issued in an omnibus edition by Armada in 1990.

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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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