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Lot 0024
Author: Baum, L. Frank
Title: Father Goose. His Book
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher:Geo. M. Hill Co.
Date Published: [1899]

[108] pp. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Hand-lettered by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. (4to) original color pictorial boards, re-backed, original spine not preserved, front and rear pastedowns illustrated. First Edition, First Printing.

The rare first printing. Baum's follow up to Mother Goose in Prose, this book had great commercial success and catapulted Denslow's popularity as an artist. The first printing was only 5700 copies and it sold out in less than a month. There were six printings of the first edition, and it is the later ones that are most commonly encountered. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 169.


Boards worn, hinges cracked; some chipping to page edges, a few tears, with amateur repairs; good.

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Father Goose His Book by L. Frank Baum

Auction ended on Thu, Jul 9, 2015
Estimate $700 - $1,000
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