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#37 - The Clue of the Broken Blade
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / MacDonald / Collins / Collins Red Spine / Armada Books: C, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Sampson Low Hardback Edition « »

The Clue of the Broken Blade (Sampson Low)

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The Clue of the Broken Blade (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1963 (January)

Cover Artist: Paul Laune
Frontispiece Artist: Paul Laune
Internal Illustrations: None

SBN: None

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 21.
-- Frontispiece same as 1942 US edition
-- 7 titles listed inside (inc Lost Tunnel)
-- Blank endpapers.
-- Yellow spine
-- Retail price: 5/- (5 shillings).

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MacDonald Hardback Edition « »

The Clue of the Broken Blade (MacDonald)

Publisher: MacDonald

First Printed: 1968 (August)

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Internal Illustrations: None

SBN: 356-01336-7

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: None.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 9/6 (9 shillings & sixpence)

Notes:
-- The title page states, “(A Sampson Low Book)” and “Reprinted 1968”.
-- Exactly same interior as SL edn but has Orange Gretta end papers.

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Collins Hardback Edition « »

The Clue of the Broken Blade (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1977 (26th September)

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

ISBN: 0-00-160538-0

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 42 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Page edges not stained.
-- Gold price label: £1.25.

Spine Art Description:
-- Joe faces rattlesnake.

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Collins Red Spine Hardback Edition

The Clue of the Broken Blade (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: ~1985

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

ISBN: 0-00-160538-0

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Retail price: £1.50
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Printed on white paper.

Spine Art Description:
-- N/A.

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Armada Paperback Edition « »

The Clue of the Broken Blade (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1985

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692502-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
£1.25 (UK), $4.95 (NZ).

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The Clue of the Broken Blade (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692502-2

Notes:
-- In this cover, which dates from early 1992, David Browne based the character sat in the cable-car on himself. (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: 1993

Featured stories:
#36 - The Ghost At Skeleton Rock
#37 - The Clue of the Broken Blade
#38 - The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

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 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

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