Sold: WIZARD OF OZ Book ca 1930 Bobbs-Merrill Edn L Frank Baum, W W Denslow 8 Color Plates Fair


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Offered here is an early edition of The Wizard of Oz book by L. Frank Baum, according to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum from the late 1920’s to early 1930s. Cover shown as Fig 14 of that book. This edition published by Bobbs-Merrill and contains 8 color (as issued) and 8 black and white full page illustrations by W. W. Denslow. With “PRINTED AND BOUND BY / BRAUNWORTH & CO,. INC / BOOK MANUFACTURERS / BROOKLYN, NEW YORK” at the bottom of copyright page, identifying this as the 3rd printing of the 5th edition.

Condition overall is fair only, so I’m putting this in my “wild and homeless” category. Some wear and a crease to the color pastedown with a small chip at corner. Spine has some browning and fraying at ends, including small ~ 1/4 tear at top. Fading to rear cover cloth. Inside, front hinge is cracked and reglued; rear one is intact. Former owner’s name on front endpaper. Pages and all 8 color plates are present and in nice condition, with occasional finger soiling. A vintage Wizard, priced at a steep discount due to condition.