PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ 1913 1st Edition 1st Print 2nd State L Frank Baum Book Reilly & Britton VG+

$425.00

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Here is a nice first edition of The Patchwork Girl of Oz published by Reilly & Britton in 1913. Written by L. Frank Baum, this is a first edition, first printing, with “Reilly & Britton” on the spine. According to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, this qualifies as a 2nd state of the first edition, first printing, because it doesn’t have the “C” on page 35 overlapping the text. A little confusing, but there you have it. Primary light green binding. Beautiful color illustrated endpapers, and many, many color illustrations throughout the text.

This copy is very good plus condition–the cover has a little soiling on spine and at top of front cover, and light scuffing to edge of cloth near base. Otherwise the cloth is clean and bright. Inside, endpapers are gorgeous and clean, and the hinges are tight. There is a period swan bookplate across from the ownership page which has been filled in (Catherine L Sexton, from Dorothy”. Otherwise the pages are clean and tight without marks, writing or tears. A nice, collectible copy of an early Baum first.