#16 The Mystery of the Nervous Lion

By Nick West (Kin Platt), 1971
1971 Hardbound.  Harry Kane cover.
1981 Hitchcock Cover PB.  Adragna cover.
1984 Keyhole Cover.  Adragna cover.
Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

First Printed: 1971
Cover Art: Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN's: Trade Ed. 0-394-82308-7; GLB 0-394-92308-1

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:
1.) There are at least four different printings which list to "The Mystery of the
Nervous Lion" on the back cover which can be mistaken for a First Printing.
Please see The T3I Guide for a comprehensive description of differences.
2.) A later printing of the Trade Edition 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 endpapers.
Random House First Paperback Edition
"Hitchcock Cover"

First Printed: 1981
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-84665-6

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: As with all of The Three Investigators paperback titles printed in 1981,
this book can be found with the Mystery Quiz/Bookmark page attached inside the front or back cover.
Random House Revised Paperback Edition
"Keyhole Cover"

First Printed: 1984
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86416-6

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.
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