The Lone Ranger: Traps the Smuggler, by Fran Striker
7th title in the Lone Ranger Series
Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, First Edition, 1941.
Fair Condition. Internal spine is starting to weaken.
This is a good reading copy for anyone who want to enjoy, or revist, a favorite tale.
Seventh title in the series of boys adventure books. Plenty of action, a little mystery, heroism and political incorrectness. Fran Striker wrote the radio scripts for the original Lone Ranger show in 1933. She then went on to write a book series based on the same concept. The Lone Ranger inspired a television show that ran from 1949 to 1957, as well as several movies. We believe this is the actual first edition based upon Craig Stark’s excellent guide to Grosset & Dunlap firsts. The very first Lone Ranger novel (titled simply “The Lone Ranger”) appeared in 1936. A new title appeared once or twice a year after that, making the 1941 date for the seventh book reasonable. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1940, first edition. 8vo about 19.5 cm tall (7.5”). 214 numbered pages, tan boards with a maroon silhouette of the Lone Ranger mounted on his trusty horse Silver. Illustrated endpapers. Back of dust jacket advertises the adventure Zane Grey’s adventure stories, and the back inside flap promotes a Tom Quest adventure story “Sign of the Spiral.” No list of Lone Ranger titles present.