Sale: OZ-MAN TALES: THE MAGIC CLOAK L Frank Baum Fairy Book Color Plates Wizard of Oz

$65.00 $58.00

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Here’s a rare L. Frank Baum book: one of the Oz-man Tales: The Magic Cloak. First published as a series of 4 “Snuggle-Tales” books by Reilly & Britton in 1916, these were re-issued with additional color plates as the “Oz-man Tales” by Reilly & Lee around 1920. There are six titles in the series listed on the back of the Book Belongs To page. This book has a color frontispiece and 3 other full-page color illustrations by John R  Neill, including a beautiful one of Polychrome the Fairy.

These paper-covered books are fragile and hard to find in good condition; this one is fair only. The front cover is a little dirty but still attractive, the rear cover has some scribbles, and spine has some chipping and looks to be glue repaired.  Inside, binding is tight, crayon name and old pencil price on Book Belongs To page ($150), creasing to frontis, two plates and one page with corners missing as shown. Offered at a discount due to condition.