Lot 181 of 426:
The Marvelous Land of Oz L. Frank Baum 1st Edition 3rd Printing  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
The Reilly & Britton Co.
Date:
1904
Description:

287 pp. Illustrated with 16 inserted color plates plus numerous black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. 23x16.5 cm (9x6½"). Silver-lettered pictorial red, black & silver cloth, title is metallic silver outlined in black.  First Edition, Third Printing. 

Binding D with title shortened to "The Land of Oz" and title lettering in metallic silver outlined in black rather than the reverse. Third state with the line "Published, July, 1904" added below the copyright notice on verso of title page, title page hand-lettered; for p. 23 illustration there is a caption 'OLD MOMBI PUTS JACK IN THE STABLE'; distinguished from second state by its printing on thicker paper, block measures 1 3/8 inches (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 23-24).

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Slight wear along spine with rubbing at ends; front hinge cracked; very good.
 
Item number:
304986
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