PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ 1913 1st Edn L Frank Baum Book Reilly & Britton Fair

$75.00

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Here is a 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 edn, 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 in only fair condition–for my “Wild & Homeless category”– because of somewhat messy coloring of the B&W illustrations throughout–see photos. Some discoloration of cover at edges, but still attractive, and the spine and front joint are dirty. Inside, the hinges are both cracked. 1919 inscription (in addition to coloring) on Book Belongs to page. Printed color illustrations are numerous and in nice shape. Edge tear on rear endpaper. Priced at a discount due to coloring and overall condition.