Sold: KABUMPO IN OZ 1st Ed 1922 12 Color Plates Ruth Plumly Thompson


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Here is a vintage first edition of Kabumpo in Oz, 16th of the series of Oz books originally written by L. Frank Baum and continued by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Twelve gorgeous color plates by John R. Neill. A rare fiirst edition, first printing, as described in Bibliographia Oziana: half-title with Kabumpo following the ownership leaf, and a portrait of Dorothy on page 299.

Condition of this book overall is good plus. The exterior is very good, with a nice pastedown, clean spine and rear cover. Inside, the hinges are cracked, but holding, and the first 4 endpapers, including the frontispiece, have a large chip at the upper corner. All 12 plates are present and in shape except for a small water stain along the top margin–which extends to the adjoining page but none of the other pages. See photos. The Book Belongs to page is blank and the pages are in nice condition except for the early chips. A decent copy of a hard to find Thompson 1st!