Lot 207 of 426:
Royal Book of Oz 1st Edition 1st State  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Royal Book of Oz

Author:
[Thompson, Ruth Plumly]. Baum, L. Frank

Place:
Chicago

Publisher:
Reilly & Lee

Date:
1921

Description:

312 pp. Illustrated with 12 inserted color plates plus numerous black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. 22.9x16.5 cm (9x6½ inches). Gray cloth, color pictorial cover label; black & white pictorial endpapers. First Edition, First State.

Despite the cover & title page - book almost entirely authored by Thompson, this was done by the publisher to ease transition to the new 'Royal Historian'. Identifiable as first state by misprinted caption for plate facing p. 255 "Scarecorw's" instead of "Scarecrow's" (Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 102).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint signs of wear to cover, slight rubbing to ends of spine; small tear with loss on half-title, text clean throughout; near fine.


 
Item number:
304998
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