DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ Book L Frank Baum ca 1928 16 Color Plates


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Here is an 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 1927-1930 with 16 incredible color plates by John R Neill. The dating is based on 256 pages and no list of titles on back of ownership page. This is the version of the cover with a yellow background and Dorothy still present. Nice illustrated endpapers as well.

Exterior in very good condition, with light wear to extremities. Inside, binding is tight although there is a long tear to the front free endpaper, extending about half way up. 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, with light age toning and one with a 2″ tear at top. Name and 1929 date on ownership page. Pages overall in very nice condition.