Lot 185 of 426:
The Scarecrow of Oz 1st Edition 1st Printing  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,080
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
The Scarecrow of Oz

Author:
Baum, L. Frank

Place:
Chicago

Publisher:
Reilly & Britton Co.

Date:
1915

Description:

288 pp. Illustrated with 12 inserted color plates plus numerous black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. 23.8x16 cm (9 x 6½"). Bright-green cloth, color pictorial cover label; black & white pictorial endpapers. First Edition, First Printing.

First printing with advertisement on verso of half-title listing 8 titles through The Scarecrow of Oz, and with 12 inserted color plates without captions. Matches Bienvenue & Schmidt's criteria for binding A. Baum considered this the best of all his Oz books (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 63).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint wear to pictorial cover with some smudges on rear and light rubbing on ends of spine; some faint stains in a few pages and on edges of text block, otherwise clean throughout; near fine.


 
Item number:
304991
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