New York, East
17 April 2001
Property of Henrik Falktoft
BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago, 1900. 4o. 24 tipped-in color plates. Original pictorial cloth (spot of minor soiling at upper right corner of upper cover, contemporary gift inscription on flyleaf), else a bright, unbumped copy with the hinges strong, and the decorated cloth unrubbed and and unworn; cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE OF TEXT AND PLATES, in a mixed issue binding. The usual points (advertisement and colophon enclosed in boxes, front lining paper pale grey, "peices" for "pieces" on p. 81 and "While Tin Woodman" for "While the Woodman" on p. 227, plates opposite p. 34 and 92 in earliest states), etc. The imprint at the base of the spine is in red and the rays surrounding the emerald on the rear cover are not outlined. Peter Parley to Penrod 111. Morgan Early Children's Books 214. A SUPERB COPY.
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