Author: Baum, L. Frank
Title: The Master Key: An Electrical Fairy Tale
Place Published: Indianapolis
Date Published: 
245 pp. Illustrated with 12 color plates and many black & white drawings by Fanny Y. Cory. (8vo) original gilt-decorated & lettered olive-green cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition, First Printing.
First printing, with Bowen-Merrill imprint on spine and with comma in last line on copyright page incorrectly placed so it is immediately to the left of the "N" of "N.Y.". This "Electrical Fairy Tale" expresses Baum's lifelong fascination with scientific discovery. The protagonist is actually the author's second son, Robert Stanton Baum, to whom the book is dedicated. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 196.