Here is a nice early copy of “The Land of Oz”, 2nd of the Oz books written by L. Frank Baum. Copyright 1904, this is a ca. 1930 printing published by Reilly & Lee, but still with color plates by John R Neill–this book with only 11 instead of the usual 12. With the paste-down cover label on deep pink cloth, black and white pictorial endpapers.
The exterior has some rubbing to the pastedown, and some soiling/staining to cloth on rear cover. Spine has a little darkening but still looks nice. Inside, hinges are unbroken, and the endpapers are clean with just a bookseller’s pencil price at the top. The pages are very clean throughout, no writing or tears. The 11 color plates are in very good condition, except one has a piece of 2″ tape covering a small tear. Still a nice book, offered at a discount due to the missing plate.