Sold: 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 near very good condition overall, with some wear to the exterior binding but internally very clean. The front art is still atttractive, with some rubbing and wear to corners and spine, as well as a small split at top of spine. Inside, the endpapers are beautiful (former owner’s name in pencil) and both hinges are intact. Book Belongs To page is blank. Other pages are clean with light wear. Overall a quite attractive copy of a hard to find Reilly & Britton 1st/1st.