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Lot 0022
Author: Baum, L. Frank
Title: The Emerald City of Oz
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher:Reilly & Britton Co.
Date Published: [1910]

295, [1] pp. Illustrated with 16 color plates embellished with metallic green ink and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) original light blue cloth, pictorial cover label embellished with metallic silver & green ink; pictorial endpapers in black and orange. First Edition, First State.

First printing, in the primary binding featuring the elaborate cover label showing a number of characters traveling through the city, spine lettered in black with picture of a rabbit in black and silver. The striking use of metallic ink on the illustrations and cover label can only be found in this state. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 47.


Light wear to cloth with a bit of rubbing to spine and extremities; light toning to interior, offsetting to title page, scattered light foxing; a better copy than usually seen, very good.

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The Emerald City of Oz First Edition

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 9, 2017
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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