Sale: MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO L Frank Baum Oz Book 1st Donohue Printing 12 Color Plates 1913

$35.00 $30.00

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Here is The Magical Monarch of Mo, by L. Frank Baum, 1st Donohue printing from ~1913 (original publisher was Bobbs-Merrill), as described by the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum.  With 12 color plates (later they dropped it to 8) and many black and white illustrations by Frank Verbeck.  One of Baum’s most clever and entertaining works. (Personally, I think it’s much better than the highly rated Sea Fairies).

A good only copy for those not picky about condition. The cover cloth has age wear and staining, fading to pastedown, browning to spine, which also has fraying on ends and some splitting beginning along edge. Inside, heavy browning to endpapers, period bookplate, front hinge repaired with tissue, rear hinge and some page tears with neat glue repairs. The good news is that pages and all 12 plates in generally very good condition. With the original circa 1980s Books of Wonder description and their price ($40) laid in. A decent reading copy at a low price, one of my Wild and Homeless books.