Vintage WIZARD OF OZ Book in DICK MARTIN Dust Jacket, L Frank Baum


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Here is an unusual copy of The Wizard of Oz book with the hard-to-find dust jacket illustrated by Dick Martin. In 1960, only ten of the 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, which are much more common. This book is also interesting in that internal illustrations by Dale Ulrey alternate between blue, yellow, and red throughout. Published by Reilly & Lee, copyright 1956. Jacket lists to Hidden Valley of Oz.

This is one of my favorite Martin jackets–very clever, with the rear cover depicting the same characters as the front, but an exact version of how they would look from behind!

Book is very good–plain green cover in nice shape, interior with tight hinges and light wear, age toning. Dust jacket is price clipped, but both flaps are present. Edges with light wear and tear. Still attractive and one of hardest Martin jackets to find!