Here is one of the most desirable of L. Frank Baum’s non-Oz books, The Sea Fairies. Copyright 1911, this book published in the mid 1930’s by Reilly & Lee, with a beautiful cover and full color frontispiece by John R. Neill (personally I think this cover design is much prettier than the cover of the earlier printings). According to the Collector’s Guide to L. Frank Baum, this printing with the semi-script Reilly & Lee on the spine yet retaining the color frontispiece is from ca. 1934.
Book is in very good condition. The front cover pastedown is beautiful. The deep red cloth is beautiful, spine looks great, although the book is slightly cocked. Inside, the hinges are good, the Book Belongs To page has an erased name, and a few pages have stains but most are quite clean. Slight musty odor. Frontispiece is in very good condition. A quite nice copy overall.
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