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    The Pennyroyal Press Edition, One of 350 Copies Signed by Barry Moser

    [Pennyroyal Press]. [Barry Moser, illustrator]. L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. West Hatfield, Massachusetts: The Pennyroyal Press, 1985.

    Edition limited to 350 copies, of which this is number 54, signed by Barry Moser. Square folio. [271] pages. Illustrated with sixty-two wood engravings by Barry Moser, with an Appreciation by Justin G. Schiller. Printed in five colors by Harold McGrath at the Pennyroyal Press. Designed by Barry Moser. The type is Van Dijck, set in Monotype by Mackenzie-Harris Corporation. On Mohawk Letterpress archival paper. Hand composition by P. Chase Twichell; calligraphy by Yvette Rutledge.

    Bound by David Bourbeau at the Thistle Bindery in cream paper over boards with linen reinforcement. Embossed and lettered in gilt on front cover and in blind on rear cover. Patterned endpapers. Mild ripple to a rear blank. Housed in a beige cloth clamshell box. Fine.

    A wonderful edition of the children's classic, with Barry Moser's distinctive illustrations, inspired in surprising ways by the Reagan administration.


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