Sold: Swedish WIZARD OF OZ TROLLKARLEN FRAN OZ 8 Color Plates by Denslow, Baum Book


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Here is an amazing Wizard of Oz from Sweden, the first I have had in many years–Trollkarlen Fran Oz, with Judy Garland on the cover and eight Denslow color plates inside. Published in Stockholm in 1940 by Reuter and Reuter Forlags, capitalizing on the 1939 MGM movie. The other copies I have seen were softcovers, but this is a hardcover with a cloth spine and paper-covered boards. The front cover has a nice portrait of Dorothy with the Lion, Wizard, Scarecrow, Tinman, Witch and Emerald City surrounding her. Baum and Denslow are both credited on the cover, and the rear cover also has illustrations and discussion of the film. Both text and plate captions are in Swedish.

Condition is good, with some flaws–some splitting from bottom of spine, edge and corner wear, slight cock to book. Internally, complete but with some tears to endpapers, heavy soiling to a few pages (the worst shown), a few folds also. Former owner’s name in pencil. The 8 color plates are all present and in nice condition. Scarce, and a nice addition for the completist collector.