Here is a first edition of “The Gnome King of Oz” in original 1st printing dust jacket. Written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to L. Frank Baum, copyright 1927 by Reilly & Lee. In green cloth and with 12 beautiful color plates by John R. Neill, as called for in the 1st edition given by The Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum. Also and most importantly, with the original 1st printing dust jacket, listing titles to The Gnome King of Oz.
This book is in very good condition. The color pastedown is beautiful, and the cloth is in great shape except for some brown spotting along the joints as shown. Inside, there is age toning to the endpapers, hinges are tight, 1919 owner’s inscription. Slight musty odor and light foxing to edge of page block. Minor roughening at base of a few pages, others are in excellent condition, as are all 12 color plates.
The scarce dust jacket is in very good or better condition, with nice color on cover and spine, flaps intact, and a few small edge tears. A beautiful jacket overall and very hard to find in such condition.