Lot 20: The Road to Oz first edition

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2017-02-20 16:54:34

Lot 20

Author: Baum, L. Frank. Title: The Road to Oz. Place published: Chicago. Publisher: Reilly & Britton Co. Date published: [1909]. Description: Printed on various colors of paper stock. Illustrated throughout with black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) , light green original linen-like cloth stamped in dark green, red, brown and black; pictorial endpapers. First Edition, First Printing. First printing, binding state ‘B‘ with publisher‘s imprint in large and small capital letters. "Toto on" page 34, line 4, and the numeral "121" on page 121, all in perfect type, and the numeral and caption beneath illustration on page 129 are lacking, indicating an early copy. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 41. Condition: Light wear to cloth with light rubbing to extremities, minor bumps to top corners of boards; front hinge cracked, some toning to pages, gist inscription from 1945 on 'This Book Belongs To' page; a solid copy, very good.

Estimate: $500-$800

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