AUNT JANE’S NIECES and Uncle John 1st Edn-Edith Van Dyne L Frank Baum Oz Book

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Here is a hard to find first printing of one of the Aunt Jane’s Nieces series written by L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz author) under the Edith Van Dyne pseudonym. Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John is sixth of the series for girls. Copyright 1911 by Reilly & Britton, this is a first printing with books on the back of half-title listing to this title (Uncle John). According to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, this corresponds to the first printing of the first edition. These books were often reprinted, so rather hard to find the actual first printing. Also with an oval decoration on front and a B&W frontispiece.

The book is in very good condition, with clean exterior, a bit of a cock to spine, intact hinges and clean pages except for a 1915 gift inscription on the front endpaper. Overall quite a nice first.