Here’s one of the hardest to find items illustrated by the “Other Wizard of Oz”, W W Denslow. Teddy Bear’s Christmas is a scarce advertising pamphlet published by the Buffalo Book Co in 1908. Small but mighty–just over 5×7″, Denslow’s full color work comes charging off every other page. Features the same style Teddy Bear as in his Teddy Bear Bread postcards, and a fearsome pirate Jack-in-the-box who causes much trouble. Booklets had different advertising on the back, this one is “Westminster’s Best Store–The Miller Bros. Company, Westminster, MD.
Booklet is in good condition only, with a faint name at top of cover and moderate staining to exterior, including splitting about 2″ up the spine and about 1” from the top. Corners bent. Binding still intact with original staples. Interior has some staining, no writing, a little tearing starting along staples on 1st page. Illustrations are charming and iconic Denslow. Complete. Scarce in any condition. I can find only two other copies online, for $800-$1000.