Sold: THE ROAD TO OZ Reilly & Britton 1st Edn/1st Print Binding B 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 colors of page stock. In the B binding, with Reilly & Britton in all uppercase letters on the spine (ref: The Book Collector’s Guide to L Frank Baum). inding B is much more scarce–in a Worthpoint search of Reilly & Britton editions of Road, I found 26 instaances of Binding A and 0 insstances of Binding B! 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 a nice cloth with light soiling, Toto is faded on spine with has light end wear. Endpapers are in nice condition (old bookseller’s pencil notation on rear) and hinges are intact. Book Belongs To page is blank.Thumbing through, pages are generally clean but two pages have a round stain, one leaf has a long 2″ closed tear, and three leaves have <1″ tears. Overall a quite attractive copy of a hard to find Reilly & Britton 1st/1st.