Lot 173 of 426:
The Laughing Dragon of Oz Signed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Laughing Dragon of Oz
Author:
Baum, Frank [Joslyn]
Place:
Racine, WI
Publisher:
Whitman Publishing Co
Date:
1934
Description:

425 + [3] ad pp. Illustrated with numerous illustrations by Milt Youngren. 10.6x8.7 cm (4¼x3½"). Color pictorial boards, First Edition.

Signed by author on title. Scarce, unauthorized Oz story. "Frank Joslyn Baum, L. Frank Baum's eldest son, wanted to continue the Oz series, but ... by the time that he was able to return to the United States, Ruth Plumly Thompson had become Royal Historian of Oz. He wrote a full-length fantasy ... but Reilly & Lee would not publish it. A portion of the manuscript was published in 1934 by the Whitman Publishing Company as The Laughing Dragon of Oz, a volume in the "Big Little Book" series. Reilly & Lee brought suit against Whitman. The matter was settled when Whitman agreed not to reprint The Laughing Dragon of Oz or to publish The Enchanted Princess of Oz." (Bienvenue & Schmidt p.152).

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Condition:
Light wear to corners of boards and ends of spine; toning throughout but text is clear; near fine.
 
Item number:
307285
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