Here is a 1st edition copy of The Purple Prince of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson, in the original 1st edition dust jacket! Published in 1932 by Reilly & Lee, this is the first printing with 12 color plates by John R. Neill, and the dust jacket listing titles to Purple Prince of Oz. With illustrated endpapers. One of the harder Oz 1sts to find–as the color plates were discontinued shortly after in about 1935.
The book is in near fine condition–the front cover pastedown is beautiful and crisp, the binding is tight, and all 12 color plates are present and in wonderful condition. There is a former owner’s name and date (1933) on the front endpaper and the number “1224” written on the title page. Book Belongs To page is blank. The dust jacket is near good only–with edge wear and about a 1″ square area missing at top and bottom of spine–see photos. Flaps are in excellent, unclipped condition.