#15 The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints

By M.V. (Mary Virginia) Carey, 1971
Marchesi Cover PB, 1978.
RH Hardbound, 1971.
Hitchcock PB, circa 1982/83.
Keyhole PB, 1984.
Scholastic  Book Services, 1980.
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Random House First Paperback Edition
"Marchesi Cover"

First Printed: 1978
Cover Art: Stephen Marchesi
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN: 0-394-83776-2

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: There were 7 Printings of this title with the Marchesi Cover art in this edition printed between 1978 and 1980/81.  With the 8th Printing, below, the new Robert Adragna cover art was used.



"Hitchcock Cover" Paperback

First Printed: circa 1982 (8th Printing) 
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN: Same as Marchesi Cover above

Earliest Printing Identifier: 890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: A very difficult book to find but it did have at least two printings.
Scholastic Book Services Paperback Edition

First Printed: September 1980
Cover Art: Charles Liese
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-590-30329-5

First Printing Identifier: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 numberline on the copyright page.
Random House Revised Paperback Edition
"Keyhole Cover"

First Printed: 1984
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86415-8

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.
Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

First Printed: 1971
Cover Art: Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN's: Trade Ed. 0-394-82296-X; GLB 0-394-92296-4

Trade Edition First Printing Identifiers:
1.) Lists to "The Mystery of the Nervous Lion" on the back cover.
2.) Copyright page does NOT include a "summary" of the story.

Other Trade Edition First Printing Traits:
- Matte cover finish
- Blue graveyard endpapers

Notes: This book along with "The Mystery of the Nervous Lion" were the first two new Three Investigators titles to have ISBN's.