Lot 660: American author (1856-1919) best known for the children's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Signed book: Father Goose, His Book. First edition, second printing. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co. Publishers, 1899. Restored hardcover, 9 x 11.25. Attractively signed on the first free end page in black ink, "Very sincerely, L. Frank Baum, Chicago, Nov. 1899." Autographic condition: light soiling and page reinforced at the hinge, otherwise fine. Book condition: G+/None. Accompanied by an unsigned first edition, first printing of the book. Written by Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, this was Baum's first popular book and laid the foundation for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the following year. In fact, Father Goose was a groundbreaking success, selling more than 75,000 copies, making it the best-selling children's book during the era.
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