Sold: The Magic Map Book HC/Dust Jacket, Ill. Dick Martin (Oz) Reilly & Lee 1964


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A fun children’s book illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist Dick Martin, in the original dust jacket! This one written by Marion Beckler and published in 1964 in the style of the Oz books of the 1960s by Reilly & Lee. Hardcover with many B&W illustrations inside and two-color illustrated endpapers. The original dust jacket mimics the colorful front and back cover illustration, which is some of Martin’s finest work– nicer than his Merry Go Round in Oz cover, I think. Basically an adventure story, but there are Ozzy touches like Pamela wishing for silver slippers, a horse named Tornado and an amulet that grants wishes. Rear flap includes a bio of Martin and also book’s author.

A hard to find title, particularly in this nice condition (often ex-library but this copy is not). The book is near fine, with no writing or marks, and the jacket is good, with a sizable chip at top of spine and a closed tear at top of cover, some small scuffing top front, but otherwise quite nice. Not price clipped.