1914 – LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM
UNCOMMON L. Frank Baum title published in 1914 by The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, Illinois. First edition, first printing with semi-glossy text pages (second printing has rough/coarse paper stock), and a book one inch thick as a result (additional first printing point). This copy has been lovingly read, Printed book plate has name and date of 1915. Cover wear and soiling lightly, and some old gutter regluing to retain integrity.
Contents include six stories, including: THE COWARDLY LION AND THE HUNGRY TIGER; LITTLE DOROTHY AND TOTO; TIKTOK AND THE NOME KING; OZMA AND THE LITTLE WIZARD; JACK PUMPKINHEAD AND THE SAWHORSE; and, THE SCARECROW AND THE TIN WOODMAN. Illustrated by John R. Neill with 6 double page color plates (two pages) and 36 single page plates.
About 23 years ago I purchased a one owner WIZARD OF OZ book collection, and have added to it over the years – over 30 books by L. Frank Baum,. Not wanting to break a one owner collection, or run, I have not before made these books available for sale, but now is the time. Do watch my auctions for additions as I have the time to illustrate and catalogue. But, I will start with this book, and my personal copy of Baum’s THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS.
Price – $425