Sale: SNUGGLE TALES Once Upon a Time L Frank Baum Oz Book 1916 Reilly Britton 1st Edn 1st Print

$138.00 $125.00

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Here’s a very rare L. Frank Baum book: Baum’s Snuggle Tales: Once Upon a Time, published as a series of 4 books by Reilly & Britton in 1916. This is a first edition, first printing with only the 4 stories listed on the verso of the ownership page (later printings list 6; Baum Bugle, Christmas 1971). These books were even later called “The Oz-Man Tales” in the Reilly & Lee editions. This book has a color frontispiece and B&W illustrations by John R  Neill.

Book is in good or good plus condition, particularly for one of these fragile little titles.  Some rubbing to the paper covered boards and corners, some flaking to the very fragile spine cover (often these have perished entirely). Internally near very good, front hinge cracked but holding, Book Belongs To space is blank, pages are generally in nice shape without coloring or tears. A scarce Baum 1st in decent overall condition!