Lot 9 of 168:
L. Frank Baum's last book published in his lifetime  

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Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls

Van Dyne, Edith


Reilly & Britton



[1-8] 9-255 pp. Frontispiece plate in black and white half-tone by Alice Carsey. (8vo) 7¾x5¾", publisher's light blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in dark blue in pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

The fourth book of the "Mary Louise" series written by L. Frank Baum under his "Edith Van Dyne" pseudonym, and the last of Baum's books published during his lifetime.  The fifth book in the series was penned by him but published posthumously; after Baum's death in 1919 Emma Speed Sampson took up the Van Dyne pen name and wrote the next five books in the series.  In "Liberty Girls" Mary Louise and her gal pals collect funds to support service men, providing a shining example to girls of true patriotism and duty.  Scarce with the dust jacket, this the first printing, published by "Reilly & Britton", with only three copies recorded in OCLC and, as of this writing, only two (lacking the dust jacket) available in the market.

Donated by Laurelle Swan, Walnut Creek CA.


Lot Amendments

Dust jacket soiled and chipped with no loss to text or illustrations; volume with some rubbing, bookplate on front pastedown and bookseller ticket on rear pastedown; near fine volume in good jacket.

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