Here is an early copy of “The Magic of Oz”, 13th of the Oz books written by L. Frank Baum, published posthumously. Copyright 1919, this is a ca. 1923 Reilly & Lee printing with no list of titles on the back of the ownership page. Also with 12 fabulous color plates by John R. Neill. Illustrated endpapers.
Book is in good minus condition. The exterior has moderate wear to the pastedown and some light staining to the top of rear cover. There is some splitting starting (about 1 1/2″) along side of spine. Inside, the front hinge is badly cracked, holding by the webbing. Rear hinge still intact. Both endpapers with significant foxing (brown spots). The good news is that all 12 color plates are present and attached, pretty nice but with some foxing on them and opposite pages. Worst is frontis, pictured. Text pages in good shape overall. Book Belongs To page is blank. A good starter copy for those collecting color plates, at a discount price.