Vintage RINKITINK in OZ Book L Frank Baum in DICK MARTIN Dust Jacket


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ere is a nice copy of a Rinkitink in Oz book by L Frank Baum with the hard-to-find dust jacket illustrated by Dick Martin. In 1960, only ten of the Wizard of Oz books were issued in special dust jackets by Martin, and these were only in production for a few years before being replaced by the “white cover” editions without dust jackets. The unusual and beautiful Rinkitink jacket cover is described in Appendix 2 of Bibliographia Oziana (1988). Rinkitink was written by L. Frank Baum and published by Reilly & Lee, copyright 1916. Jacket lists to Hidden Valley of Oz (1951).

This in an unusual case where the dust jacket is in very good condition, but the book itself has messy children’s writing and old tape marks inside the cover so is not as nice. Little Peggy Walsh is daydreaming about her future occupation and has decided the “Movie Star” is best! (I found Peggy today on Linked in and alas, she is a scheduler at a health care company). Peggy also has filled out the ownership page in pencil. The rest of the interior is nice, and the front cover, spine, and rear cover are virtually perfect. Dust jacket is very good though it is price clipped with light edge wear.