Sold: 1st Edition OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939 Book w/ 1951 Dust Jacket


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Here is “Ozoplaning with the Wizard in Oz”, one of the Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Copyright 1939 by Reilly & Lee. Since it was published post-1935, this book was never issued with color plates, but has the color pastedown on the cover and illustrated map endpapers. This is a first edition copy wiht 16 page gatherings, as called for in The Book Collectors Guide to Baum. Also with a slightly later dust jacket which is also printed in beautiful full color and lists to Hidden Valley of Oz (1951) on the dust jacket flap.

The book has some condition issues. The exterior is in nice condition with light wear to cloth. Inside, the hinges are slightly loose but intact, and there are large tears with missing pieces on both front and rear free endpapers–see photos. Rear endpaper also has “Dec 25, 1939 stamped in red”. The Book Belongs To page is blank and the rest of the pages are in very good condition. The dust jacket is near very good–some wear and wrinkling, with light fading to spine and an old sticker mark near base. Other minor wear. Not price clipped but with a few tape repairs on back side only. Enclosed in a Brodart cover and still looks quite pretty.