Lot 187 of 426:
Wizard of Oz by Baum 1st Edition 1st State  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$6,600
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, L. Frank


Geo. M. Hill



261 pp. Illustrated with 24 inserted color plates plus numerous duotone illustrations by W. W. Denslow. 21.5x15.5 cm (8¼x6¼"). Light green cloth stamped in red & green; pictorial pastedowns. First Edition, First State.

First Edition, rebacked with original spine laid down. This binding matches variant C with publishers imprint in red with "o" of "Co" placed within the "C".  Text misprints; p.14, line 1 has "low wail on..."; p.81, fourth line from bottom has "peices"; p. 227, line 1 begins "While Tin Woodman...". The colophon at the end of the book is set in 11 lines and is enclosed in a box; the color plate facing p.34 has 2 dark-blue blots on the moon, and the plate facing page 92 has red shading on the horizon; the verso of the title-page is blank, with no copyright notice; the publisher's advertisement on p. 2 is enclosed in a box. Plate normally facing p. 14 is facing  p. 12 in this copy. Contains bookplate on verso front free endpaper and signature of Roland Baughman on rear free endpaper, noted collector of Baum's works. Also contains loose page with bookplate of L. Frank Baum. (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 4-5) contained in light green cloth clamshell case with red velvet lining.

Lot Amendments

Cover has been rebacked and shows some fading and wear along spine; occasional faint soiling throughout; very good.

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