The Fate of a Crown, one of Oz author L. Frank Baum’s books written under pseudonym Schuyler Staunton. Published by Reilly & Britton (printed by Lakeside Press), 1905. With 6 black and white plates (as issued). 301 numbered pages. First edition, 2nd printing, with the same cover style as the 1st printing but with the last page now being 301 (Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum.)
Book has a nice gilt decorated cover with some wear to the cloth edges, and a black mark at top of spine as shown. Also a light stain to rear cover. Old prices to front endpaper as shown, one 10c and one $99.99! Rear hinge is cracked. 6 plates present and in nice overall shape, with a little staining to frontis. Pages in good condition with some finger soiling, and last gathering is a little loose. A relatively hard to find early Baum title, offered at a nice price!