Lot 18: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, third printing with jacket
9th March 2017
Author: Baum, L. Frank. Title: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Place published: Chicago. Publisher: Reilly & Britton Co. Date published: [1908, but c. 1916]. Description: 256 pp. Illustrated with 16 color plates & numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. 9x6½, light blue cloth, pictorial cover label with yellow background, spine lettered in black with a picture of the Tin Woodman in black; pictorial endpapers in black, dust jacket. First Edition, Third Printing. Third printing, or state, with half-title deleted. Binding ‘F‘ with Reilly & Lee imprint of spine (but retaining Reilly & Britton on title page). Plates without captions. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 35. Condition: Some wear and soiling to jacket with some small chips and tears to edges, chips and some loss at head and heel of spine, light wear to cloth with light rubbing to extremities, cover label bright; early gift inscription on ownership page, crease at bottom margin of pp. 65-66 lightly affecting a few nearby pages as well, possibly occurring at time of printing, overall a very solid copy; very good.
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