Here is a first edition of The Patchwork Girl of Oz published by Reilly & Britton in 1913. Written by L. Frank Baum, this is a first edition, first printing, with “Reilly & Britton” on the spine. According to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, this is also a second state of the first edition, first printing, because it doesn’t have the “C” on page 35 overlapping the text. A little confusing, but there you have it. Primary light green binding. Beautiful color illustrated endpapers, and many, many color illustrations throughout the text.
This copy is good but not very good condition, with some flaws. The cover has some edge and spine wear and light staining. Inside, both hinges look to have been glue repaired, neatly, but still apparent as the free endpaper doesn’t lie completely flat. The front endpapers also have former owner’s names and some bookseller’s notations at top. Book Belongs to page also has a name. About 12 B&W illustrations have been hand-colored. The text pages have some finger soiling and page folds, but are all attached and in generally good condition without writing or tears. See the many photos. A harder and harder to Baum first.