10 December 1999
BAUM, L. Frank (1856-1919). The Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.
Small 4o (212 x 163 mm). 24 tipped in color plates, including title-page and other illustrations by Denslow. Original green pictorial cloth, lettered and decorated in green and red, pictorial paste-down endpapers (light wear at ends of spine which is a little darkened, some slight rubbing, front inner hinge tender); green cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of the text with the typographical errors uncorrected, with verso of title-page blank, with the 11-line colophon, etc.; Second State of the binding with the imprint at foot of spine in red capitals; earliest states of the plates facing pp. 34 and 92. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Actually a very good copy for this book.
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