AUNT JANE’S NIECES AT MILLVILLE w/ DJ! Edith Van Dyne L Frank Baum Oz Book 1912

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Here is a rare find: one of the Aunt Jane’s Nieces series with original dust jacket! At Millville is third of the series for girls written by L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz author) under the Edith Van Dyne pseudonym. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton. Oval color illustration on cover, B&W frontispiece. The back of the jacket lists to AJN on Vacation, dating the book to about 1912. This is the earliest Millville jacket I’ve been able to find so far.

The book itself is in good only condition, with clean exterior, tight hinges and binding, but some water staining to corners of first few and last few pages, including the frontis. 1913 gift inscription on blank endpaper. The jacket is fair only, with corner staining also and a big chunk missing at base of spine. Edge wear and tearing along flap folds. Front flap has the story synopsis; the rear flap advertises The Flying Girl series. Hard to find the dust jacket in any condition.