This is a first edition of the “Silver Princess in Oz” book in original 1st printing dust jacket. Written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to L. Frank Baum, copyright 1938 by Reilly & Lee. With the original 1st printing dust jacket, listing titles to Silver Princess in Oz. No color plates, as this book was published after Reilly & Lee stopped using them, but a first edition because of the silver title on the front pastedown, according to the Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum. Variant “A” binding with Handy Mandy on the spine.
This book is in good plus condition. The color pastedown and rear cover are very good, but there is some silverfish-type wear to the cloth on the spine. Inside, there is a little hole at the top of about 40 of the 255 pages (see photo). Hinges are tight, with light age toning and wear to the endpapers, as well as former bookseller’s pencil notations. Ownership page is blank, and the rest of the pages are clean–no writing or tears.
The dust jacket is in good condition, with a chip across the base of the spine as shown, edge wear and tear, and light soiling. Still quite attractive and not price clipped.