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14.  Coughing Dragon
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23.  Invisible Dog
24.  Death Trap Mine
25.  Dancing Devil
26.  Headless Horse
27.  Magic Circle
28.  Deadly Double
29.  Sinister Scarecrow
30.  Shark Reef
31.  Scar-Faced Beggar
32.  Blazing Cliffs
33.  Purple Pirate
34.  Wandering Cave Man
35.  Kidnapped Whale
36.  Missing Mermaid
37.  Two-Toed Pigeon
38.  Smashing Glass
39.  Trail of Terror
40.  Rogues' Reunion
41.  Creep-Show Crooks
42.  Wreckers' Rock
43.  Cranky Collector

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  1.  Weeping Coffin
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  7.  House of Horrors
  8.  Savage Statue

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  1.  Hot Wheels
  2.  Murder To Go
  3.  Rough Stuff
  4.  Funny Business
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  6.  Thriller Diller
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10.  Long Shot
11.  Fatal Error

The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot

Text by Robert Arthur
© 1964, Renewed 1992

Random House Trade and GLB Hardcover Editions

Publisher: Random House
First Printed: 1964
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

Trade Edition First Printing Identification:
-- No list on the back cover
-- The title page of the First Printing of Stuttering Parrot simply states "Illustrations by Ed Vebell." There is no reference to Harry Kane (the actual illustrator - Ed Vebell was the cover artist) or the author, Robert Arthur. These errors were corrected for the Second Printing of the books.

Additional Trade Edition First Printing Characteristics:
-- Matte cover finish
-- Wrap-around cover art (see notes)
-- Blue graveyard/spiderweb endpapers (uncut)
-- Stitched binding
-- No inner list
-- No ISBN on the back cover
-- Copyright Page details: click here

Notes:
-- Second Printings of Stuttering Parrot also had no title list on the back cover, but the errors on the title page were corrected, the endpapers were cut and the textblock was no longer stitched, but glued.
-- Early printings (at least the First and Second) of both the Trade and GLB Editions of Stuttering Parrot had wrap-around cover art. For unknown reasons, this was changed in very early 1966: the art on the front and back covers remained the same, but the spine became solid yellow. This change would remain through the end of both editions. Click here for a comparison of the two spines.

Random House First Paperback Edition

Publisher: Windward Books/Random House
Common Name: Windward Books Silverback Edition
First Printed: October 1973
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: unknown

Notes:
-- As shown below, this edition was also available in an issue with a white background instead of the reflective silver. It was probably a Second or later Printing.


Common Name: Windward Books White Issue
First Printed: circa 1976
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: Unknown

Notes:
-- The price on this printing is $1.45 instead of the original $0.95.

Random House Second Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Marchesi Cover
First Printed: 1978
Cover Art by Stephen Marchesi
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- The cover art for this edition was changed in its Seventh Printing (1981) to the Robert Adragna work shown below. This change in cover art did not require an edition change.


Common Name: Hitchcock Cover
First Printed: 1981, Seventh Printing
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: 7890 numberline on the copyright page.

Random House Revised Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Keyhole Cover
First Printed: 1985
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Knopf Bullseye Paperback Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Common Name: Bullseye Edition
First Printed: June 1991
Cover Art by Roger Loveless
Internal Illustrations: None

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

Notes:
-- The text of this edition is identical to the Revised Edition's text.
-- Knopf is a division of Random House.

Random House Current Paperback Issue

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Dodge Issue
First Printed: 1998
Cover Art by Bill Dodge
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- This version is not a new edition, but a reissue (with a new set of printings) of the Bullseye Edition with different cover art. Both share the same ISBN and printing plates (typeface). Technically, this issue should be included with the Bullseye Edition, but was given a separate section because it was part of a recent Random House release of the first eleven books in the series with renewed copyrights.

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