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Here is a copy of Peter and the Princess written by Carl H Grabo, with illustrations by famed Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. The author is Carl Grabo; the book was published by Reilly & Lee in 1920. Inside, Neill has created wonderful blue illustrated endpapers featuring swans. Next, comes the full-color frontispiece and the color-illustrated title page. Finally, the text is complemented with additional color plates by Neill. The plates must be seen to fully appreciate. This book has all 8 color plates by Neill. (Note: The list of illustrations has 9 entries, with two related to the story in Chapter 9, but instead of using both illustrations as plates within that chapter, the one with the swans is used for the illustrated endpapers). The book is a generous 7″ by 9 1/2″ format, 243 pages. The front cover has a full color pastedown embellished with gilt lettering and border.

This book is in good condition. The cover gilt has light wear, the corners are a little worn and the rear cover has some light stains. Inside, the hinges are intact and there is a prior owner’s name and address on the front free endpaper, as well as a vintage bookstore seal in the corner. The eight color plates are in very nice shape, but they and the pages have moisture staining at the very edge of bottom corner in the last 3/4 of the book, just in the margin and not affecting the text or images. The book still presents nicely.