Lot 174 of 354:
The Marvelous Land of Oz First edition, 2nd printing  

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The Marvelous Land of Oz
Baum, L. Frank
Reilly & Britton Co.

287 pp. Illustrated with 16 color plates & numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) red cloth stamped in navy blue, silver & green; pictorial endpapers in dark green on light-green (faded to tan) stock. First Edition, Second Printing.

Binding D with cover title shortened to "The Land of Oz". Second printing with the line "Published, July, 1904" added below the copyright notice on verso of title page; illustration on page [4] has been considerably reduced: the box is 5-3/8" tall. Caption to illustration facing page 23 corrected to "Old Mombi...". This copy with the endpapers in original orientation, denoting an earlier copy of the pressing. In later copies the endpapers were reversed (i.e. Scarecrow and Tin Man in Wagon on the pastedown endpapers). Volume bulks to only 1-1/4" including covers versus 1-3/8"+ of later printings. Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 23.

Lot Amendments
Light wear to cloth with some rubbing to extremities; scattered light foxing and soiling to interior; very good.
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