Here is a first edition copy of “Ojo in Oz”, one of the harder to find and thus more desirable vintage Oz titles. Written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, successor to L. Frank Baum. Copyright 1933 by Reilly & Lee, this is a 1st edition, first printing with 12 beautiful color plates by John R. Neill. This book was only issued for about 2 years with the plates, because In 1935 Reilly & Lee stopped including the color plates to cut costs. This book also is in the “A” binding, according to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, with the boldface publisher’s imprint.
Ojo is only in fair to good condition, with some flaws. The biggest problem is that the rear cover has some insect damage along the spine joint and edges. Front cover has some corner wear to pastedown and cloth as shown. Spine looks good. Inside is better; all 12 plates are present and in good condition. The rear hinge is cracked and there are some pencil markings (price, first edition) written on rear endpaper. Some of the pages have brown finger stains and small edge tears. So, more or less a reading copy, but a hard-to-find Thompson first in any condition!