Lot 167 of 354:
The Emerald City of Oz with rare Dust Jacket 1st Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$9,000
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The Emerald City of Oz

Baum, L. Frank


Reilly & Britton Co.



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

The rare dust jacket has the same illustration as the cover label, with the same use of metallic inks. On the rear panel are listed advertisements for five Baum titles (The Road to Oz; The Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; and John Dough and the Cherub). The book is in first state with advertisement on verso of ownership leaf listing titles through John Dough and the Cherub. The binding features 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

Some soiling to jacket with some small chips and closed tears to edges, 2" closed tear at top of front panel, a few small holes at flap folds, small ink dot on rear panel, light wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, corners very lightly bumped, some insect damage to front and rear joints and board edges, cover label vibrant and unmarred; interior solid with bright plates, name on ownership page; very good or better volume in like jacket.

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