BAUM, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, 1900, FIRST ISSUE TEXT WITH VARIANT B BINDING (1 VOL.)
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
- Baum, L. Frank
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago: Geo M. Hill Co., 1900
4to (211 x 160mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE TEXT, pictorial title-page and 23 plates printed in colour, first state (dark-blue spots present on moon facing page 34 and red shading on horizon removed from plate facing page 92), together with numerous illustrations in the text, all by W.W. Denslow, original light green cloth blocked in red and darker green with red publisher's spine imprint (Variant B), loose leaf from another copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz inscribed by Frank L. Baum ("For Miss Loeper | with sincere regards of | L. Frank Baum | Chicago | Oct 1st | 1901"), previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper, front free endpaper detached, some spotting and browning, occasional minor tears to extremities of leaves, occasional folds, covers somewhat spoiled with some loss at top and bottom of spine, bumped
Hanff/Greene I(1) binding B
The first true American fairy tale in the first state of the text.