Here is a scarce copy of Bandit Jim Crow , with original dust jacket! This is one of the “Twinkle Tales” written by L. Frank Baum under the Laura Bancroft pseudonym. Undated, ca. 1920 as it is a Reilly & Lee printing. Contains 16 full-page color illustrations (including title page) by Maginel Wright Enright. Books in this Baum series are hard to find, particularly in original dust jacket!
This book itself is in very good plus condition. The cover has a beautiful bright and unmarred cover illustration. The spine (so often damaged) is virtually perfect. The rear cover is quite clean. A little discoloration along base of cover. Inside, hinges are tight. There is some tanning and former owner’s inscription to the endpapers. The text pages are clean and bright, no writing or tears.
The dust jacket repeats the cover design and is complete, with darkish staining and a little paper loss and edge wear as shown, two closed tears about 2/3″ and 1/4″.
The Twinkle Tales are charming little books, extremely hard to find with the jacket. This book offered for the serious collector. The Twinkle Tales are charming little books, extremely hard to find with the jacket. This book offered for the serious collector. Check online–the only other available jacketed copy is currently listed for $2250.