An early printing of Aunt Jane’s Nieces on the Ranch in original dust jacket. “On the Ranch” is eighth of the series for girls written by L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz author) under the Edith Van Dyne pseudonym. Copyright 1913, Reilly & Britton. Oval color illustration on cover, B&W frontispiece by E. A. Nelson. Front endpaper and dust jacket flap list AJN Out West so according to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, it is a first edition, 2nd printing, ca. 1914. Three pages of ads in rear endpapers.
This book is near fine, with clean cloth and pastedown and intact binding, no writing or tears. Dust jacket is very good, with a little chipping at spine ends, minor edge wear, and some splitting along flap folds.