• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    BAUM, L. Frank (1856-1919). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. 4° (212 x 161mm). Colour-printed title and 23 colour plates, illustrations throughout (occasional light wear in the margins, title with faint water stain along the foredge, one plate with a small marginal chip). Publisher's light green pictorial cloth, sides lettered and blocked in green and orange (spine lightly browned, small faint dampstains on the front cover, corners lightly rubbed). Provenance: 'M.K.B.' (in watercolours on the front free endpaper).

    Price Realised  

    BAUM, L. Frank (1856-1919). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. 4° (212 x 161mm). Colour-printed title and 23 colour plates, illustrations throughout (occasional light wear in the margins, title with faint water stain along the foredge, one plate with a small marginal chip). Publisher's light green pictorial cloth, sides lettered and blocked in green and orange (spine lightly browned, small faint dampstains on the front cover, corners lightly rubbed). Provenance: 'M.K.B.' (in watercolours on the front free endpaper).

    FIRST EDITION. Greene and Hanff's second state, and variant C of the binding. Greene and Hanff, Bibliographia Oziana, pp.25-7; Morgan, Early Children's Books, 224.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    CHILDREN'S AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS