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The Mystery of the Talking Skull

Text by Robert Arthur
© 1969, Renewed 1997

Random House Trade and GLB Hardcover Editions

Publisher: Random House
First Printed: 1969
Cover Art by Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

Trade Edition First Printing Identification:
-- Back cover list to The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow

Additional Trade Edition First Printing Characteristics:
-- Matte cover finish
-- Blue graveyard/spiderweb endpapers
-- Rear inner list to The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow
-- No ISBN on the back cover
-- Copyright Page details: click here

Notes:
-- A very late printing of the Trade Edition sported the new glossy cover finish. This printing had plain white endpapers and listed to The Mystery of the Invisible Dog on the back cover.

Scholastic Paperback Edition

Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
First Printed: September 1974
Cover Art by Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification:"First Printing" is noted on the copyright page.

Random House First 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 Ninth 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, Ninth Printing
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: 90 numberline on the copyright page.

Random House Revised Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Keyhole Cover
First Printed: 1984
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: December 1992
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: 2000
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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