6 December 2013
BAUM, L. Frank. Dot and Tot of Merryland. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1901.
8o (210 x 158 mm). Title printed in vermilion, brown, and black, numerous in-text illustrations by W.W. Denslow in vermilion, brown, and black. (A few mostly marginal stains.) Original pictoral yellow cloth blocked in gilt, vermilion and plum, pictoral paste-downs (stained). Provenance: Harry Neal Baum (1889-1967), Frank L. Baum's son (presentation inscription from his father dated fall 1901; bookplate laid in).
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY BAUM TO HIS SON on the flyleaf: "To my very dear son Harry Neal Baum This book is presented. L Frank Baum." This follow-up to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz details the adventures of a little girl, Dot, and a little boy, Tot, in Merryland, which could be reached by floating down a river through a tunnel. It was met with little commercial success, despite Baum's hopes that it would be another hit. Greene and Hearn, W.W. Denslow, 23. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.
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