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Sale: SONGS OF FATHER GOOSE Partial Dust Jacket, L Frank Baum W W Denslow Wizard of Oz Book

$245.00 $195.00

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Here is The Songs of Father Goose book, circa 1909, with part of the rare dust jacket! Written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, this is the Bobbs-Merrill printing in binding A, with the same red cloth spine as used in the 1st edition 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 exterior is in very good condition, cover graphics beautiful, with some wear to edges of paper covered boards. The spine is clean and intact with light edge wear. Inside, the endpapers have some age browning where the jacket overlapped, and the front blank endpaper has been removed, so the binding is loosened, but not too badly. Rear hinge intact. Some of the text songs have pencil notations, but the pages are overwise in nice condition with age toning. The dust jacket is the front portion only, ragged around the edges as shown, and is mounted on brown paper that wraps around to the back. The brown paper is split at the spine, but all is held together nicely now with with a custom removable mylar cover.