Lot 15 of 364:
The Emerald City of Oz First Edition  

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Lot closed - unsold
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 light blue cloth, pictorial cover label embellished with metallic silver & green ink; pictorial endpapers in black and orange. First Edition, First State.

First printing, in the primary binding 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:
Light wear to cloth with light rubbing to extremities, bottom front corner lightly bumped, cover label a bit dulled with light soiling; owners' rubber stamp on ownership page, title page, and blank page at front, some staining to ownership page, general toning and scattered spots of foxing, plates bright, a solid copy; very good.
 
Item number:
279930
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