Sale: WIZARD OF OZ Original Oz Book 1939 Dust Jacket, 8 Color Plates, W W Denslow

$95.00 $85.00

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Here is the fun Wizard of Oz book put out to tie in with the movie in 1939. Published by Bobbs Merrill, this thick edition has the full unabridged story by L Frank Baum and 8 original color plates by W.W. Denslow used in the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz book, and the original Denslow-based dust jacket.  Copyright 1903, published in 1939. Shown as Bibliographia Oziana plate 8, first printing according to that source, with the inserted movie stills as sepia-toned endpapers.

The book itself is in very good condition. The exterior has a little lifting to cloth at top (basically a wrinkle), spine very nice,  rear cover light soiling. Inside is nice–binding is a little loose but hinges are intact, pages are clean and unmarked, and all of the original 8 color plates are present and in beautiful shape. No tears or writing noted. A nice copy of this classic vintage book.  With a dust jacket in fair only condition; heavy chipping to edges, pieces missing at spine ends, and some tape residue on flap edges. Still a gorgeous color cover design, based on the original Denslow illustrations.