Lot 176 of 426:
Emerald City of Oz by Baum 1st ed. 1st printing  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Emerald City of Oz
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Reilly & Britton Co.
Date:
1910
Description:

295, [1] pp. Illustrated with 16 inserted color plates embellished with metallic green ink and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. 23x17 cm (9x6½"). Original light blue cloth, pictorial cover label embellished with metallic silver & green ink; pictorial endpapers in black and orange. First Edition, First Printing.

First printing, in the primary binding featuring the elaborate cover label showing a number of characters traveling through the city, spine lettered in black with picture of a rabbit in black and silver. The striking use of metallic ink on the illustrations and cover label can only be found in this state (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 47).

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to cloth, "B" in "Baum" on spine slightly flaked, light rubbing on ends and board corners; near fine condition.
 
Item number:
304990
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