Sale: WONDER CITY OF OZ Wizard of Oz Book John R Neill Reilly & Lee VG

$58.00 $48.00

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Here is a nice vintage copy of The Wonder City of Oz book, copyright 1940 by John R. Neill, famous Oz illustrator who continued writing the series for a while. This is an early Reilly & Lee edition, with a full color pastedown illustration on the cloth front cover, but not the 1st printing though because it has 32-page gatherings. The Book Collector’s Guide to Baum says the illustrations on p. 292-293 were switched back to the correct order in 1951, but this book has a 1948 inscription. Black and white illustrations by John R. Neill, black and white illustrated endpapers.

A very nice copy overall: the color pastedown very light scuffing but is still bright and beautiful. The spine has light spotting/discoloration but otherwise the cloth is in very good condition. Inside, both hinges are intact and the pages are in excellent condition–no tears or writing except for the aforementioned date and name on the ownership page.