Edward Stratemeyer owned a story paper in 1896 and 1897 called Bright Days. This explores some of the typefaces used for the titles and advertisements.
A.P. Tedesco was the art director for Grosset & Dunlap and he led the redesign of most of their line, including Nancy Drew. The redesign included new body and title typefaces.
The typeface used to publish a book is of significant importance to the readability and overall success. The early Nancy Drew books, along with many other Syndicate books, used a particular typeface that was one of Edward Stratemeyer’s favorites.