Sold: DENSLOW’S Scarecrow and the Tin-man Wizard of Oz Illustrator W W Denslow Book


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Here is a scarce book by Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow: Denslow’s Scarecrow and the Tin-man. Copyright 1904 by Denslow, this is a slightly later edition published by M A Donohue & Co The books are essentially the same except the Dillingham version has illustrated endpapers. Includes 6 of Denslow’s picture books in one, besides the title one: Barnyard Circus, Animal Fair, Mother Goose ABC, Simple Simon and Three Little Kittens. A gorgeous profusion of color with Denslow’s trademark seahorse signature on every page. One of the most desirable of Denslow’s books because of the direct Wizard of Oz connection.

Overall condition near very good. The front and rear cover are in very good shape, and the spine is still nice with legible lettering. The small pastedown has a little loss along the black border. Inside, the hinges and binding are intact. The inner board and the first 10 pages or so have a small cut near one side, ~1/2″ long, with a little indentation in the same spot for some of the later pages. The pages are in otherwise in nice condition overall, with some age toning, light finger soiling and some offsetting to opposing pages, which is common for this title. One of Denslow’s most desirable titles because of the Oz-connection.