Here is an unusual edition of The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum, in near fine condition. 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 near fine condition with only the lightest of fadest at edges of cloth. Tight hinges, interior is clean, bright and beautiful. The dust jacket is also near fine, clean and bright with just a slight scuffing to spine. Not price clipped. Cery difficult to find in this condition.