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Lot 0052
Author: [Thompson, Ruth Plumly &] L. Frank Baum
Title: The Royal Book of Oz
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher:Reilly & Lee
Date Published: [1921]

312 pp. Illus. with 12 color plates and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. (8vo) gray cloth, pictorial cover label; black & white pictorial endpapers, color pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, First State.

In the rare first state dust jacket, listing 14 titles through The Royal Book of Oz on rear flap. This book was actually almost totally the work of Thompson, despite what the title page says. First state with misspelled caption on plate facing p.255 ("...Scarecorw‘s..."), and plates coated only on one side. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 102.


Fair amount of wear and creasing to jacket with chips and closed tears to edges, a few large pieces missing from edge of front panel, front flap lacking, numerous closed tears with some repair work done to reverse, light wear and soiling to cloth and cover panel; front hinge starting a bit; very good volume in fair jacket.

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Royal Book of Oz 1st edition, 1st state w/rare dj

Estimate $800 - $1,200Mar 9, 2017
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