TIN WOODMAN OF OZ Book Roycraft Dust Jacket L Frank Baum, Dale Ulrey


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Here is a very 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 rare Roland Roycraft dust jacket, which was also only produced for a short time before the “white cover” editions were rolled out. Book described in The Book Collector’s Guide to Baum, p. 76. Blank cover, many black and white illustrations, 262 pages.

Book is in very good condition with light discoloration to cover cloth, tight hinges, interior is clean, tight and nice. The dust jacket is good only, not price clipped, but chipping on spine ends and edges, rear flap splitting, foxing on the back. Still attractive in its mylar jacket cover and a difficult to find jacket in any condition.