Lot 14 of 364:
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Sears, Roebuck edition with jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Reilly & Lee Co.
Date:
[1908, but c. 1938]
Description:

226 pp.  Illustrated with black & white drawings by John R. Neill. 21x15.5 cm (8¼x6") red cloth with pictorial cover label, illustrated dust jacket

Later but scarce Reilly & Lee edition distributed by Sears, Roebuck with new cover label design taken from one of Neill's color plates, with same illustration on jacket. Printed in a slightly smaller format on highly acidic paper, which heavily tones to a brittle brown with age. Scarce edition with jacket.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear to jacket with fading to spine, some chips and loss to color at edges, chips and creasing to jacket at head of spine, large closed tear to top of spine and portion of front panel, with tape repairs to backside, light wear to cloth with mild corner bumps; pages toned, as is usual with this edition; very good.
 
Item number:
281540a
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