Sold: DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ 1929 Award Winner 16 Color Plates Book L Frank Baum


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Here is an interesting early printing of “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”, fourth of the Oz books written by L Frank Baum. Copyright 1908, this is an edition from about 1929 and is notable that it was given as an award by the Worcester (Mass) Sunday Telegram newspaper to a child “for good work in” the children’s page essay contest. The award information is calligraphied on the Book Belongs To page in printing that blends with John R Neill’s printed work on the page. Also, the book has 16 incredible color plates by Neill. The book has 256 pages and no list of titles on the back of ownership page. This is the version of the cover with a yellow background and Dorothy still present. Nice illustrated endpapers as well.

The book is in very good condition overall, with light wear to extremities, unbroken hinges, clean endpapers, and pages with light finger soiling here and there but no writing or tears. This book is one of the few Oz books issued with 16 instead of 12 color plates, with all 16 present in this copy and in very good condition. A quite nice copy overall.