Sold: JOHN DOUGH & THE CHERUB Book L Frank Baum 1st Edn 2nd Print Wizard of Oz


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Here is a book by L. Frank Baum about John Dough, a very unusual gingerbread man. This is the Reilly & Britton first edition, second printing (still published by Reilly & Britton, but with some text corrections made), in the E binding with medium brown cloth and yellow-green stamping on the cover. Copyright 1906 but ca. late 1910s according to the Book Collector’s Guide to Baum. Blank endpapers, without the content entry form facing page 8 present in the earliest printing. Book has many weird and wonderful drawings in vivid color by John R. Neill, and is a cute story worth reading. Rear endpapers advertise The Twinkle Tales and The Christmas Stocking Series (with the little books packaged in a miniature bookcase), The Land of Oz and the rare Woggle-bug Book.

This book exterior is in beautiful, near fine condition, nice and clean with bright colors and a solid spine. Just light edge wear. The interior has a little bit of water staining on bottom corner of most pages–not very noticeable and just in the outer margin. Otherwise the pages and illustrations are very clean except the front endpaper, which has age toning and some writing, with a 1920 date. The hinges are tight and the binding is solid.