#14 The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon

By Nick West (Kin Platt), 1970
1970 Hardbound.  Kane cover.
1981 Hitchcock Cover PB.  Adragna cover.
1984 Keyhole Cover.  Adragna cover.
1983 Scholastic PB.  Adragna cover.
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Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

First Printed: 1970
Cover Art: Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations: Harry Kane
ISBN's: Trade Ed. 0-394-81411-8; GLB 0-394-91411-2

Trade Edition First Printing Identifiers:
1.) Lists to "The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon" on the back cover.
2.) No ISBN.

Other Trade Edition First Printing Traits:
- Matte cover finish
- Blue graveyard endpapers

Notes: Sometimes "semi-glossy" hardbound copies of this title show up, they list to #16 on the back cover and have the story summary on the copyright page. "Matte" copies listing to #16 do not have the summary.
Random House First Paperback Edition
"Hitchcock Cover"

First Printed: 1981
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-84666-4

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: As with all of The Three Investigators paperback titles printed in 1981, this book can be found with the Mystery Quiz/Bookmark page attached inside the front or back cover.
Scholastic Inc., Paperback Edition

First Printed: November 1983
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-590-32833-6

First Printing Identifier: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 numberline on the copyright page.
Random House Revised Paperback Edition
"Keyhole Cover"

First Printed: 1984
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86414-X

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.