Lot 156 of 443:
Mother Goose in Prose illustrated by Maxfield Parrish  

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Mother Goose in Prose

Baum, L. Frank


Way & Williams



265 pp. Title-page in red and black. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish including 12 black & white plates. (4to) re-bound in burgundy cloth with original cover illustration by Parrish laid down on front cover; marbled edges. First Edition, First Printing.

 A  re-bound copy of 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. With a charming 1897 Christmas gift inscription on front flyleaf. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p.159.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, some staining to cover illustration, top corners mildly bumped; toning and scattered finger soiling to interior, last 6 leaves reinforced with cloth tape at gutter, occasional small closed tear or dampstaining at top edge; about very good.

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