Patchwork Girl of Oz Book 1913 1st Edition Reilly & Britton L Frank Baum

$275.00

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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 is also a second 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 good plus condition–the cover has some edge and corner wear and light staining. Otherwise the cloth is clean and bright. Inside, the front hinge is cracked with the mull (webbing) showing, with a brown stain near base extending through to the half-title page. The rear hinge is intact except a little splitting starting at top. The text and illustration pages have some finger soiling but are all attached and in generally good condition without writing or tears. A harder and harder to Baum first.