18 December 2003
BAUM, L. Frank (1856-1919). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.
4o. Pictorial title-page; 24 color plates, numerous text illustrations by W.W. Denslow. Original pictorial green cloth, blocked in dark green and vermillion, pictorial endpapers (tear along front joint, some light wear to spine ends, colors fresh); japanese style folding case. Provenance: Mildred Greenhill (bookplate); H. Bradley Martin (see his sale, Sotheby's New York, 31 January 1990, lot 2301).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, in Hanff & Greene's binding C, with publisher's name in serifed type, stamped in red; the C" of "Co" encircles the "o." at foot of spine. Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113; Hanff & Greene (1988) I.1; Morgan/Early Children's Books 214.
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