THE SEA FAIRIES Oz L Frank Baum 1st Edition Reilly & Britton 1911 Book


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Here is one of the most desirable of L. Frank Baum’s non-Oz books, The Sea Fairies. Published in 1911 by Reilly & Britton, this is a first edition, 1st printing with Binding A (the three faces on the front cover–reference: The Book Collector’s Guide to Baum). Five Oz books and John Dough and the Cherub in the publisher’s advertisement in front. Color illustrated endpapers, 12 amazing color plates by John R. Neill with iridescent ink.

Condition is very good overall, with light wear to edges of pastedown, and spine and rear cover with light edge wear. Inside, hinges and binding are tight. Book Belongs to page has pencilled name and 1911 date, as well as an old price. All 12 color plates are present and in nice condition; pages are clean with some age toning without writing or tears.