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


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This item has now been sold. A first edition of “Speedy in Oz” in the 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.

This book itself is in near fine condition. The color pastedown is excellent, still with a fresh sheen; the cloth looks beautiful and clean. Inside, the hinges are tight and there age toning and pencil markings to front and rear endpaper. The pages are clean and all 12 plates are in fabulous condition! 1934 inscription on ownership page. The scarce dust jacket is in fair condition, with loss at top left and bottom right of cover and spine ends, splitting along fold lines, other wear as shown.