Lot 180 of 426:
Magic of Oz 1st Edition 1st State  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Magic of Oz
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Reilly & Lee
Date:
1919
Description:

265, [1] pp. Illustrated with 12 inserted color plates plus numerous black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. 22.5x17 cm (9x6¾"). Light green cloth, pictorial cover label; black & white pictorial endpapers. First Edition, First Printing.

First printing with advertisement on verso of ownership page listing 11 titles through The Tin Woodman of Oz. This is the first Oz book issued under the imprint of "Reilly & Lee" and the first posthumously published title, Baum having passed one month before its publication (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 79).

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear to cloth and flaking to pictorial cover, rubbing on ends of spine; hinges cracked, some plates loose; very good.
 
Item number:
304994
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