Sold: GLINDA OF OZ 1st Edn Copp Clark 12 Color Plates L Frank Baum Book


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Here is a hard to find copy of the first edition/first state of Glinda of Oz. Not only that, this is the first Copp Clark (Canadian) edition. Oz experts know that Copp-Clark published many of the Oz books simultaneously with the first editions of Reilly & Britton, and that they are much rarer than the American editions. See “Oz in Canada” reference book for more information, where C. J. Hinke says, “Collectors of Oz books have long recognized that Copp Clark Copies are very scarce”. This book is a Copp Clark first, with their imprint on both the spine and the title page. Copyright 1920, written by L. Frank Baum. With all the first printing points as in Bibliographia Oziana–Glinda of Oz last title in list on back of half-title page; ad for Oz-Man tales in the back. Also contains 12 beautiful color plates by John R. Neill, like the Reilly and Britton first printing.

Book exterior has some wear, with a small chip and some scratching to pastedown, and some light fraying to spine ends. Rear cover is clean. Inside, both hinges have been glue repaired, somewhat messily (see pics). Former owners’ names on front endpaper and the Belongs To page. The papers are generally very good. The papers are generally very good. The 12 color plates are all present and in generally quite good condition (one with a small piece of tape at top as shown). A decent copy of the hard-to-find first printing of this title!