Here is an unusual Oz-related book, as well as one of the hardest to get “Big Little Books”: The Laughing Dragon of Oz. Published in 1934 by Whitman, this Oz tale was written by L. Frank Baum’s son, Frank Baum. Sequels were planned, but Frank actually didn’t have legal rights to continue the series, so this ended up being the only one published under his name. Not many were published, and they are hard to find in decent condition. 1st and only printing. Size of book is only 3.5″ x 4.5″ x 1.5″. 425 pages.
These paper-covered books are fragile and often has substantial wear. This one in fair only condition, one of my “Wild & Homeless” book. With substantial scuffing and loss to edges, corners and spine. Inside, the front hinge has been messily reglued, with free endpaper glued to cover. Title page with left corner missing. Text pages seem to be complete and with age toning as is common with this title. A reading copy only.