#4 The Mystery of the Green Ghost

By Robert Arthur, 1965
Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

First Printed: 1965
Cover Art: Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN's: Trade Ed. 0-394-81228-X; GLB 0-394-91228-4

Trade Edition First Printing Identifier: No title list on the back cover.

Other Trade Edition First Printing Traits:
- Matte cover finish
- Blue graveyard endpapers
- No ISBN

Notes: 1.) Copies listing to #4 on the rear cover are NOT First Printings as often implied by on-line sellers.  2.) A later printing of the Trade Edition, circa 1977, was manufactured with the glossy cover finish.  This printing lists to "The Mystery of the Headless Horse" on the back cover and has plain white eps.


- As shown to the left, later printings of the GLB Edition used Robert Adragna's cover art.  These are quite scarce.

First Printed: circa 1980
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN: 0-394-91228-4

Earliest Printing Identifier: Not known, possibly none

Notes: A penned notation on the copyright page indicates that the book pictured to the left was purchased by the library on June 8, 1980.  Lists to #30 "Shark Reef" inside.
Scholastic Book Services First Paperback Edition
"Large-size SBS" (measures approx. 8" X 5-1/4")

First Printed: September 1971
Cover Art: Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ID#: TX 1916

First Printing Identifier: "First Printing" is stated on the copyright page.

Notes:
1.) Because Scholastic published "Green Ghost" before "Terror Castle", Alfred Hitchcock's introductory remarks were altered from the original.
2.) At least one later printing from the mid-1970's has slightly reduced measurements from those given above.
Scholastic Book Services Second Paperback Edition
"Small-size SBS" (measures approx. 7" X 4-1/4")

First Printed: October 1981
Cover Art: Charles Liese
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-590-32320-2

First Printing Identifier: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: The altered Hitchcock introduction remains in this edition.
Random House First Paperback Edition
"Hitchcock Cover"

First Printed: 1979
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-84258-8

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.
Random House Revised Paperback Edition
"Keyhole Cover"

First Printed: 1985
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86404

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.
Random House Latest Paperback Issue
"Dodge Cover"

First Printed: 1998
Cover Art: Bill Dodge
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86404-2

First Printing Identifier: 15 14 13 12 11 10 numberline on the copyright page.
Notes:
1.) Confusion Alert!  This title is a continuation of the Revised "Keyhole" Paperback Edition but with new cover art.  The ISBN's are the same and, except for the introduction chapter, the same printing plates were utilized.
2.) Confusion Alert!  Random House also issued a hardbound library edition with the Dodge Covers.  The ISBN found inside the hardbound edition is the same as that found in the paperback edition but the ISBN on the back cover is different: 0-613-unknown.
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