Sale: SONGS OF FATHER GOOSE L Frank Baum W W Denslow Wizard of Oz ~1920

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Here is a copy of The Songs of Father Goose, by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by the prolific W. W. Denslow. Copyright 1909, this is a ~1920’s printing, published by Bobbs-Merrill (1st edition was in 1900 by Geo. M. Hill). The oversized book has 84 pages and many individual songs, each illustrated with a black and white full page by Denslow. The Denslow illustrations, as usual, are very clever and fabulous! Includes two Halloween themed pages: Who’s Afraid and The Jack-Lantern.

The book is in very good minus condition. The front and rear cover are in great shape, front looks almost brand new. The fragile paper was starting to lift at the top of the spine, and to preserve it, I secured it with archival, reversible Nori paste (an area about 2″ long on the back side). There is also a little wear to the spine base and corners as well.  The binding and hinges are strong. Front endpaper with some child’s letters as shown. Contents page has some pencil markings erased. The rest of the pages are near fine, no marks or tears. Nice overall.