GNOME KING OF OZ 1927 1st Edn/1931 Dust Jacket, Ruth Plumly Thompson Book 12 Color Plates

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Here is a very nice 1st edition Wizard of Oz book titled The Gnome King of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, with 12 color plates by John R. Neill, with an original early dust jacket. The book was published by Reilly & Lee in 1927, with a 1931 dust jacket. The book is a 1st printing and was left unchanged until about 1934 when the color plates were dropped, but the titles on the dust jacket flap were changed to advertise new books. So, this jacket is likely original to the book. The book also has illustrated endpapers and is quite a nice copy. A hard to find Thompson 1st with period jacket!

The book is in near fine condition, with clean cloth, tight binding, 12 color plates, and a blank Book Belongs To page. Bookseller’s pencil notations to front endpapers, endpapers have some age toning. The dust jacket is good only, with large chips at top right corner and bottom of spine, edge wear, and some tape on the rear as shown. Graphics are still bright.