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


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Here is a 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 pastel 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).

In fair to good condition overall. Book cover has age/dirt dulling, with a few small stains. Light fraying to top and bottom of spine, cloth worn at corners. Inside, endpapers are still lovely, but the front hinge is badly cracked with top half of the mull broken through (see photo). Small Lycett Stationers & Bookseller’s seal on rear endpaper. Book Belongs To page is blank. Frontis page and p. 232 with 1″ tear. Other pages are clean and quite nice. A venerable copy of a hard to find Reilly & Britton 1st/1st.