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Sale: MAGIC JAW BONE John R Neill Wizard of Oz Altemus Fairy Tale Book 1906

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Here is The Magic Jaw Bone: A Book of Fairy Tales From the South Sea Islands. This is one of the rare Fairy Tales Series illustrated by John R. Neill of Wizard of Oz fame, and the stories are actually from the Maoris of New Zealnd. Many red and black illustrations and embellishments, very delicate and ornate work. Hardcover (106 numbered pages, small 5 1/8 x 7 1/8″). Hartwell James (editor), Publisher: Henry Altemus Co, 1906. This book with an off-white cloth cover, rather than the tannish versions that I have seen before.

The exterior is in good condition, with some light soiling and scuffing, particularly to the rear cover. The spine is still intact with clear lettering. Inside, the hinges are tight and the pages are in very good condition except for two pages near the back that have edge tears. One endpaper with a fold mark. Complete, no writing. A very hard to find Neill title!