Sold: Snow-bound Snowbound John R Neill Wizard of Oz Whittier Reilly & Britton 1909


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Here is a nice copy of Snow-Bound, a book by John Greenleaf Whittier and illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist John R. Neill. Published by Reilly & Britton, copyright 1909. One of a series of four poetry books illustrated by Neill: Snow-bound, Hiawatha, Evangeline, and The Raven.

These are fabulous books, with hauntingly beautiful and elaborate illustrations; some of Neill’s finest work. This one is lavishly illustrated in amber on every page, using thick, expensive paper. Wonderful illustrated endpapers. Cover has a full-color pastedown, with gold stamping on the spines and covers and gilt top edge. Book is in near very good condition. The green cloth and spine are in wonderful condition; the pastedown cover is nice but does have some foxing upon close inspection. Inside, both hinges are intact and the binding is tight. There are two inscriptions–one on the dedication page saying “For good work in making a school book of Snow-Bound, presented to Miss Nellie Gable (1921)” and one in the back with a 1925 ownership inscription. The pages are clean save a small moisture stain at the bottom of the half-title page and some age toning. A stunning example of Neill’s non-Oz work that belongs in any booklover’s collection.