Here is an unusual edition of The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Published by Reilly & Lee in the late 1950’s, it’s illustrated by Dale Ulrey instead of the usual John R. Neill. This was an experiment by Reilly & Lee that didn’t work out, so an uncommon edition. Not only that, but this copy has a Roland Roycraft illustrated dust jacket, which was also only produced for a short time before the “white cover” editions were rolled out. Book is described in The Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, p. 76. Blank cover, many black and white illustrations, 262 pages. I especially like Ulrey’s leading initials, which feature the Tin-man in different poses.
The book is in near fine condition, beautiful exterior, tight binding, clean pages, with the only thing of note being a former’s owner’s name and 1961 date on the front endpaper. Text pages clean and tight. The dust jacket is also near fine, not price clipped, very clean, with just some age toning along rear flap fold. A beautiful, collectible copy overall, and hard to find with the collectible jacket.