Sold: Signed Haff BIBLIOGRAPHIA OZIANA Oz Baum Reference Book 1st Printing 1976


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Here is a signed copy of the bible for Oz collectors, Bibliographia Oziana, published by the Wizard of Oz Club, copyright 1976 by Greene, Haff, Martin, Haff and Greene. This is the first printing of the first edition, from March 1976, inscribed by one of the authors, Jim Haff: “with great appreciation for the patience and encouragement given me during the long and difficult time spent in compiling this book!” (April 17, 1976) Softcover, 103 pages. A later 1988 edition includes a bit more information, but this is nice since it’s the first of this great effort by Oz scholars. I’ve never seen one signed by Haff before.

Trust me, if you want to collect Oz books, you will appreciate this book (or the more expensive and inclusive Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum). It describes the different editions and states (printings) of all the major Oz books by Baum, Thompson and others. Also includes some odd rare editions. Impossible to navigate through these books, which often don’t list other than the earliest copyright date, without this book which gives you all the nitpicky details so you know what you’re buying! In very good condition with light wear.