Here is an interesting copy of The Scarecrow of Oz with the hard-to-find Roycraft dust jacket. In about 1959, just eleven of the Oz books were issued in special colorful dust jackets designed by Roland Roycraft.These were only in production for a few years before being replaced by the “white cover” editions without dust jackets, which are much more common. Blank front cover and interior illustrations in B&W by John R. Neill. Scarecrow was written by L. Frank Baum and published by Reilly & Lee, copyright 1915. Roycraft jacket lists to Hidden Valley of Oz. One of the harder Roycraft titles to find.
Book itself is in very good condition. The exterior is quite clean with light discoloration, as is the Interior–tight binding, generally clean pages, with an owner’s stamp on the Book Belongs To page. Jacket is poor to fair only–price-clipped, the “f” on cover filled in with marker over large scuff, piece missing at base of spine, edge wear, cutout top of rear flap, checkmarks on list of books, and substantial tape on rear–not only to cover tears, but to afix a non-archival plastic cover which I removed. Still uncommon and interesting jacket–the weird renditions of the Scarecrow, Cap’n Bill and their friends remind me of Flintstones characters!