Lot 174 of 426:
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1st printing binding B  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

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

256, [1] pp. With 16 color plates & numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. 23x17 cm (9x6½"), light blue cloth, pictorial cover label with metallic gold background; inserted pictorial endpapers in black & olive green. First Printing, Binding "B."

First printing of the fourth Oz book; in binding "B," and with the endpapers printed with an olive green, rather than the more common yellow.

First state with advertisement on verso of half-title listing three titles, The Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and John Dough and the Cherub; the color plates are captioned. In the second binding, with "The Reilly &/ Britton Co." in upper and lower case letters at foot of spine. This book and the Emerald City of Oz are the only Oz books for which John R. Neill created finished watercolor paintings for the color plates, having done line drawings for all the other titles, which were then colored by the printer. Hanff & Greene IV, plate 32.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some soiling and rubbing to cloth and cover label, area of discoloration to bottom edge of front board near spine, corners lightly bumped; early gift inscription to front free endpaper; very good.
 
Item number:
301508a
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