Lot 11 of 377:
Mother Goose in Prose illustrated by Maxfield Parrish  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Mother Goose in Prose
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Way & Williams
Date:
[1897]
Description:

265 pp. Title-page in red and black. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish including 11 of 12 black & white plates. (4to) original pictorial cloth with color cover designs by Maxfield Parrish, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition, First Printing.

Baum's first children's book and first book of fiction. First printing, with page bearing printer's imprint followed immediately by the rear free endpaper (second printing has two blank leaves preceding the rear endpaper). This is also the first book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p.159.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some light soiling and staining to cloth; text block detached from covers; missing plate facing page 112, some small tears to pages; overall good.
 
Item number:
306435
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