Here is another book by L. Frank Baum called Queen Zixi of Ix, or, The Story of the Magic Cloak, published by the Century Co. 1919 date on title page, an early printing w/o any the color plates. I actually think the black and white rendition of Neill’s art for this book is just as pretty as the muted colors used in the original. Check out the photos. Also with a beautifully designed front cover, with hot orange ink.
Frank J. Baum wrote, “My father always said he believed this story to the the best fairy tale he ever wrote”. See for yourself! 303 delightful pages.
Book is good to very good condition. The exterior is still beautiful and clean, with just a bit of a lean to the spine. Inside, the hinges are cracked (front with old glue repair) and floppy, but holding. There is some dirt and a large former owner’s name and address on the endpapers. The rest of the pages and text are in very good condition, clean with light soiling. An interesting edition of a classic non-Oz Baum title.