PRINCE MUD-TURTLE L Frank Baum Wizard of Oz Laura Bancroft Twinkle Tales 3rd Print


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Here is an early edition of Prince Mud-Turtle, one of the “Twinkle Tales” written by L. Frank Baum under the Laura Bancroft pseudonym. 3rd printing, the first published by Reilly & Lee instead of Reilly & Britton, ca 1919-1924 according to Bibliographia Baumiana, with blank back cover. Contains full-page color illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright (sister to Frank Lloyd Wright).

These are fragile little books, with this one in better than usual condition. The covers are mostly clean and bright but the spine has some damage at the bottom. Inside, hinges are intact and binding is tight, with age toning and prior owners 1921 inscription on front endpaper. Pages are mostly clean with occasional soiling, no other marks or tears.