Third Book of Oz Eric Shanower Wogglebug Sketch Queer Visitors Baum 1986 1st


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Here is a fun Oz title: Third Book of Oz, a compilation of the 1904-1905 serial “Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz”, written by L Frank Baum. This copy unique in that is has a hand-drawn sketch of the Wogglebug and inscription by illustrator Eric Shanower inside the cover.The book also includes text of the rare and related Wogglebug book, as well as the answers to the question “What did the Wogglebug Say?” After reading the nice intro by Martin Williams, I finally realized it’s called “The Third Book” because Baum wrote the story after The Wonderful Wizard and the Marvelous Land. Edited by Martin Williams.

This is the first edition, published by the Armstrong State College Press in 1986 (later reprinted by Buckethead in 1989, both scarce). Oversized soft cover, 165 pages. With a condition issue!  The first few gatherings of the book are detached or starting to detach from the glued binding–see photos. Be careful with it.