DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ w/ Dust Jacket L Frank Baum Book Vintage Sears Release


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Here is “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”, fourth of the Oz books written by L Frank Baum. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Lee, this is a ca. 1938 edition without the color plates, but with the color pastedown on the cover. This book was distributed by Sears, Roebuck and Co and has an unusual cover design, in a slightly smaller format than the other Reilly & Lee books. It also contains the hard-to-find original dust jacket, with a matching design but in a different border color (blue instead of red.)

Condition of the exterior book cover and cloth are excellent, with a really beautiful pastedown and cloth like new. Inside, there is age toning to the pages as usual, as this particular book was issued on highly acidic paper. The Book Belongs To page is filled in with a small tear at its base, and one other page edge has a ~2/3″ piece missing. The binding and hinges are tight.

The dust jacket is fair, substantial edge tears and folds, and a small amount of loss at base of rear cover.