Here is a rare first edition of the Rinkitink in Oz book by L Frank Baum, a Wizard of Oz book published in 1916 by Reilly & Britton. This is a first printing as described in the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum: no publisher’s advertisement on back of ownership page, Reilly & Britton on the spine and title page. With pictorial endpapers and 12 color plates by John R Neill.
Condition is good plus–the pastedown is bright and attractive; cloth is in nice overall condition, light wear to spine ends. Inside, the front hinge is good but the rear hinge is torn through with the mull (webbing) torn about 3″ up from the bottom. This is the biggest flaw. 1918 ownership name on ownership page and 1918 gift inscription on back of frontispiece. All 12 color plates are present and in nice condition, but two are loose. Text pages overall are in quite nice condition; no coloring or tears. Overall, a decent copy of a hard to find Baum first edition.