Lot 16: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz first edition

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2017-02-20 16:54:24

Lot 16

Author: Baum, L. Frank. Title: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Place published: Chicago. Publisher: Reilly & Britton Co. Date published: [1908]. Description: Illustrated with 16 color plates and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) original light blue cloth, pictorial cover label with metallic gold background; pictorial endpapers in black and yellow. First Edition, First State, Binding ‘A‘. First state, with advertisement on verso of half-title listing three titles, The Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and John Dough and the Cherub; the color plates are captioned. In the first state binding, with "The Reilly and Britton Co." in large and small capital letters at foot of spine. Bienvenue & Schmidt; 34. Condition: Light wear to cloth with some rubbing to extremities; rear hinge cracked, front starting, early owner's signature on 'This Book Belongs To' page, some toning to pages with scattered spots of foxing; very good.

Estimate: $300-$500

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