Sold: OZMA OF OZ Book Reilly & Britton 1st Edn/4th Prt Unusual Binding B, L Frank Baum


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Here is an early copy of Ozma of Oz, published by the original firm, Reilly & Britton, with an unusual binding B for the first edition, 4th printing. According to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, “a few copies havv been reported in Binding B, with the back cover illustration present”. The third Oz book written by L. Frank Baum, copyright 1907, with ads to the Lost Princess of Oz–1917–in the rear. The beautiful front cover is stamped in black, red, blue and yellow and the rear has the Hungry Tiger and Cowardly lion enclosed in the OZ logo. Blank endpapers, but filled with amazing integral color illustrations by John R. Neill.

Book is in near very good condition, better than usual for this title. Cover graphics are still bright with light soiling. Tiny bit of fraying at base of spine, slight cock to book. Inside, front hinge is cracked but holding, rear hinge mostly intact with ~3/4″ crack, Book Belongs To page is blank. Text pages have some soiling, one page with crayon line and a few small tears, but generally nice. Overall a nice copy overall of this unusual binding/printing pair.