New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1964. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. Item #2335817
First edition, MAD-49500-19-4. No jacket as issued. No internal ads, rear board lists through Rick Brant's Science Projects. Spine very slightly toned.
176 pp. Color pictorial boards, map of Spindrift Island on endpapers. "Rick Brant is the central character in a series of 24 adventure and mystery novels by John Blaine, a pseudonym for authors Harold L. Goodwin (all titles) and Peter J. Harkins (co-author of the first three). The series was published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1947 and 1968, with the previously unpublished title, The Magic Talisman printed in 1990 in a limited edition as the concluding #24. In the series, teenaged Rick Brant and his ex-Marine pal, Don Scott [Scotty] live on Spindrift Island off the coast of New Jersey, where Rick's father, Hartson Brant, heads the Spindrift Foundation, a group of scientists. Rick and Scotty are involved in various adventures at home and abroad."