Sold: 1st Edn YELLOW KNIGHT OF OZ 12 Color Plates 1930 Ruth Plumly Thompson


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Here is a nice copy of “The Yellow Knight of Oz”, one of the harder to find and thus more desirable vintage Oz titles. Written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to L. Frank Baum. Copyright 1930 by Reilly & Lee, this is a first edition with 12 fabulous color plates by John R. Neill. Also with illustrated endpapers and in the “A” binding state with boldface “Reilly & Lee” on spine (Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum). Brick red cloth.

Copy is in good plus condition overall. The exterior cover plate has two edge chips, and the spine and part of rear cover have some light fading/scuffing to the cloth. Inside, both hinges are cracked, the rear one more so, but everything is still holding together. There is some pencil writing on the front endpaper and a prior owner’s inscription on the Book Belongs To page. That said, the pages are otherwise in very good shape and All 12 color plates are present and in near fine condition. They have eyepopping bright colors; I love the plates in this book.