Lot 163 of 354:
The Emerald City of Oz First Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Emerald City of Oz

Author:
Baum, L. Frank

Place:
Chicago

Publisher:
Reilly & Britton Co.

Date:
[1910]

Description:

295, [1] pp. Illustrated with 16 color plates embellished with metallic green ink and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) original dark blue cloth, pictorial cover label embellished with metallic silver & green ink; pictorial endpapers in black and orange. First Edition, First State.

First printing, the primary binding in the less common dark blue cloth, featuring the elaborate cover label showing a number of characters traveling through the city, spine lettered in black with picture of a rabbit in black and silver. The striking use of metallic ink on the illustrations and cover label can only be found in this state. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 47.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear and soiling to cloth with rubbing to extremities, very tips of corners worn; rear hinge cracked, front starting, toning to page edges, some light foxing and soiling to margins of some plates, dampstaining to bottom corner margin of plate at p. 232, dampstaining along bottom edge of last leaf; very good.


 
Item number:
279170
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