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WIZARD OF OZ WADDLE BOOK 1st Edn 1st State 1934 L Frank Baum

$45.00

Description

Here is an original vintage copy of The Wizard of Oz Waddle Book. Bobbs-Merrill leased its Wizard of Oz plates to Blue Ribbon Books, and this book is the result. This is the 1st edition, 1st printing 1934 edition with “Blue Ribbon Books” on the spine (Bibliographia Oziana, p.36)! Light green cloth. There are eight fabulous color plates by W. W. Denslow. This book has been reproduced a few times, but why buy the repro when you can have an original for just a bit more? While the waddle characters have been removed, as usual, the three pages with instructions for assembling the waddles are still at the back of the book.

This book is in good plus condition. Color cover plate has light edge wear and the board has a crease across the bottom corner. Spine looks nice, and a small faded spot and ding on the back as shown. Inside, both hinges are cracked with internal webbing exposed, but the binding is holding. All eight color plates (with text on the back) are present and in very nice condition. The text pages are clean and in quite good shape except one page has a small hole and one a small edge tear. A venerable old book offered at nice price!