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THE ROAD TO OZ Reilly & Britton 1st Edn/1st Print 1909 L Frank Baum Book


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Here is a rare 1909 first edition copy of The Road to Oz with the light green stamped cover, by L Frank Baum. This is also the 1st printing of the 1st edition, with different colors of page stock. In the A binding, with Reilly & Britton in upper & lower case letters on the spine (ref: The Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum). Inside the endpapers are lavishly illustrated in red and black. Black and white illustrations throughout by John R. Neill (the Road to Oz never had color illustrations, just the different colored pagestock).

Book is very good condition overall, with a nice cloth front, clean spine with a bit of fraying at the base, and rear cover with one small pale area. Endpapers are beautiful (old bookseller’s seal and pencil notation) and hinges are intact. Book Belongs To page has neat name. Other pages are clean with light wear, and binding is cracked between two sets of pages, but holding well. A quite attractive copy of a hard to find Reilly & Britton 1st/1st.