LITTLE GINGERBREAD MAN Oz 1923 Ruth Plumly Thompson Royal Baking Book


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A nice little “Fairy Book” put out by Royal Baking Company, and written anonymously by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Beautiful full-color illustrations on every page by Charles Coll. Also verse and recipes. According to Pacific Book Auction, Little Gingerbread Man came out in 1923, Billy in Bunbury in 1925, The Comical Cruises of Captain Cooky in 1926, and The Prince of the Gelatin Isles in 1926. They were Royal Baking “giveaways” and fragile, so not many survived. A nice addition for that Oz collector who has almost everything. 16 pages.

This copy is complete and in near very good condition–complete with some light wrinkling and old tape residue where inner hinge was once strengthened. As it stands without the tape, it has a 1 1/2″ split at top and the upper staple is loose, but pages are held by lower staple. Small ~1/8 closed tear on rear cover edge. Still presents well.