Complete set of 4 DON WINSLOW by Frank Martinek Grosset & Dunlap in dj

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  • Sold Date: Mar 01, 2013
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Don Winslow of the Navy

Face to Face with the Scorpion

Breaks the Spy Net

Saves the Secret Formula

by Frank V. Martinek

Hardcover editions with dust jacket published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1940-1941.The 4 books feature the comic strip character, Don Winslow, Secret Agent for the U.S. Navy as he battles his rival, The Scorpion.

Don Winslow of the Navy : Book is in very good condition. Paper is white and clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket has chipping on the top and bottom of the spine. Small tears and creases along the edges. Spine is lightly faded.

Face to Face with the Scorpion: Book is in very good condition. Paper is white and clean. Binding is tight. Book has a glossy frontispiece. Dust jacket has light chipping on the top and bottom of the spine. Light wear along back edge of spine. Small tear top front edge. Light wear along front flap fold. No fading.

Breaks the Spy Net: Book in very good condition. Contains war time conditions notice. Paper, however, is barely browning and is not at all brittle. Dust jacket has tiny scrap top of spine. Closed tear on front, small fade area on top front corner. No fading on rest of jacket.

Saves the Secret Formula: Book is in very good condition. Paper is white and clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket has chipping on the

The first Don Winslow title, Don Winslow U.S.N. in Ceylon, written by Frank Martinek, was published in 1934 by Rosenow. The Don Winslow character was then used by Martinek as a comic strip character intended to help increase Naval recruiting in the Midwest. Following up on his comic strip success, Martinek then wrote the 4 books listed here. The comic strip ran from 1934-1955. The Don Winslow in Ceylon is an extremely rare book in dust jacket. See my other Ebay listing for this book.

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