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Sale: 1st Edition Speedy in Oz w/ 1st Dust Jacket Ruth Plumly Thompson 1934 Wizard of Oz Book

$850.00 $750.00

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A very nice first edition of “Speedy in Oz” in original 1st printing dust jacket. This is one of the harder 1sts to find, particularly in dust jacket, since it was only printed for a year or so before they dropped the color plates. Written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to L. Frank Baum, copyright 1934 by Reilly & Lee. With 12 beautiful color plates by John R. Neill and the original 1st printing dust jacket, variant A, listing titles to Ojo in Oz, the prior Oz book.

The book is in very good condition. The color pastedown is excellent; the cloth looks great with just a light crease and very slight fading to spine. Inside, there is foxing/age toning to the endpapers and former bookseller’s pencil notations and price. The pages are clean and all 12 plates are in fabulous condition! Ownership page is blank.

The scarce dust jacket is in good condition, with a tiny hole and a larger chip on the front, spine rubbing, edge wear and tear with some tape repairs on back, and foxing to the flaps. as shown. Still quite attractive.