Sold: EMERALD CITY OF OZ Book L Frank Baum, Wizard of Oz 1920, 12 Color Plates


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Here is a nice early copy of The Emerald City of Oz, sixth of the Oz books written by L. Frank Baum. Copyright 1910 by Reilly & Britton, this is an early Reilly & Lee printing (1920) with advertisement of other titles in the front listing to Glinda of Oz. Reilly & Lee on spine and title page, and also with 12 fabulous captioned color plates by John R. Neill (in addition to many black and white illustrations). Cover design shows the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman as fenceposts in front of the Emerald City. Also contains beautiful illustrated endpapers of Ozma and Dorothy.

This book exterior is very good, with a slight wrinkle to pastedown and a little foxing to spine, overwise very clean. The interior has tight hinges, and endpapers have old bookseller’s pencil prices and notations in pencil. Description and price ($250) from another bookseller laid in. All 12 color plates are present and in very good condition, but the pages opposite and the free endpapers are moderately toned from age. Overall an attractive early copy.