This is a an unusual early Wizard of Oz version illustrated by Italian artist Maraja, printed in Italy by Fratelli Editori for Grosset & Dunlap. A beautiful oversized (9 1/2″ by 13″) book, 120 pages, with fabulous color illustrations on every page. With the full color dust jacket included! Undated but circa 1958.
Book is in good condition with some wear to edges of paper covered boards and chipping/splitting at top of spine. Inside, the front hinge is starting to split, but holding well, and there is a 1959 gift inscription on the front endpaper. The other pages are in good condition with some tanning and a few small edge tears. The dust jacket is fair only, with large tears on the front, some age toning and light foxing.