Lot 190 of 426:
Pictures from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1903  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Pictures from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author:
Denslow, W. W.

Place:
Chicago

Publisher:
George W. Ogilvie & Co

Date:
c. 1903

Description:

42 pp. Illustrated with 22 color illustrations by author. 21.2x16.6 cm (8¼x6½"). Chromolithograph wrappers, brown cloth spine. First Edition.

The pictures comprise all of the color plates from Geo. M. Hill Company edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but two of them are pasted face down on the insides of the front and rear wrappers, as issued, so only the blank versos are visible. Russell's story is printed on the backs of the plates. Bienvenue & Schmidt suggest that this was produced as a give-away for audience members at the 125th performance of the theatrical version at the Majestic Theatre in 1903 (Bienvenue & Schmidt p.146).


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Condition:
Faint wear to edges of cover corners; ink ownership date inside front cover, text clean throughout; near fine.


 
Item number:
307284
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