Sold: Denslow’s Animal Fair LINEN Dillingham 1st Edition 1904 Book W W Denslow Oz


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Here is a scarce picture book by Wizard of Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow: Denslow’s Animal Fair. Copyright 1904, this is the first edition/printing published by Dilliingham, and the binding option that was mounted on linen. According to Denslow expert Bill Thompson is the Spring 2015 Baum Bugle, “It is especially difficult to find good copies of these [linen]…twenty years of scouring shops and online sites for copies gives me a rough estimate of what has survived: I find about ten plain paper copies to every linen-mounted copy, regardless of condition, and of these, the plain paper copies are about three times more likely to be “complete” (meaning all pages present)”. Fully illustrated with color and Denslow’s trademark seahorse signature on every page, as well as illustrated endpapers. Oversized softcover, decorated endpapers, 9″ by 11″.

In near very good condition–the covers and all pages are still attached at the spine, but have moderate soiling. Also with a scuff mark upper right–possible from an old sticker. Pages are all stiff and laminated. I couldn’t find any other copies in either binding style available online, just the modern replica edition.