A nice little “Fairy Book” put out by Royal Baking Company, and written anonymously by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Beautiful full-color illustrations on every page by Charles Coll. Also verse and recipes. According to Pacific Book Auction, Little Gingerbread Man came out in 1923, Billy in Bunbury in 1925, The Comical Cruises of Captain Cooky in 1926, and The Prince of the Gelatin Isles in 1926. They were Royal Baking “giveaways” and fragile, so not many survived. A nice addition for that Oz collector who has almost everything. 16 pages.
This copy is complete and in decent but worn condition–small tear to upper cover, light edge wear, paper spine partly split, and cover and middle gathering loose from single staple. Light folds. Inside, text and illustrations are clean and nice.