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[Wizard of Oz] L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Four Titles.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
420
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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[Wizard of Oz] L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Four Titles.
The Marvelous Land of Oz, Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1904, illustrated by John R. Neill, first edition, first printing, binding A, in light green cloth, lettered in dark navy blue, without silver outlining, title on front cover and spine, imprint on spine in large and small caps, Jack Pumpkinhead on back cover, title page hand-lettered, with lengthy subtitle, binding toned and worn, stamping flaking away on spine, corner wear, no dust jacket, 9 x 6 3/4 in.
Ozma of Oz, Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1907, first edition, first printing, with publisher's name in large and small caps on the spine, preceded by "The"; endpapers printed in full color, "O" in "Ozma" on page [11], line 5 is present, no printing damage to 135/136, 153/154, and 221/222, no jacket, binding toned and marked, head and tail a bit crumpled, book ticket of Brentano's inside back board, 9 x 6 3/4 in.
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1908, first edition, first printing, binding B, with publisher's spine imprint, "Reilly & Britton" in upper and lowercase letters, endpapers illustrated and printed in light olive green, front cover paper label illustrated on metallic gold background, printed with slight mis-registration, ad on verso of half-title with three titles; head and tail slightly crumped, boards slightly worn, 9 x 6 1/2 in.
[and] The Road to Oz, Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1909, first edition, first printing, in binding A, with spine imprint, "Reilly & Britton" in upper- and lowercase letters, pages printed on tinted colored paper, type undamaged on the following pages: 34, line 4, "Toto on"; page number on page 121; and numeral and caption at the bottom of page 129, binding rubbed, spine slightly toned, no dust jacket, 9 x 6 1/2 in. (4)

Estimate $900-1,200


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Reilly & Britton Co., printing, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Jack Pumpkinhead, John R. Neill, Ozma of Oz, printing damage

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