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    Fifteen First Editions from the Royal Historian of Oz

    L. Frank Baum. Complete Collection of All Fourteen Oz Books [together with:] [Ruth Plumly Thompson writing as L. Frank Baum]. The Royal Book of Oz. Chicago: Various publishers, 1900-1921. All first editions. Each illustrated in both color and black and white, the first by W.W. Denslow and the others by John R. Neill.

    Including: L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. First edition, second state. [together with:] The Marvelous Land of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1904. First edition, second state. [and:] Ozma of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1907]. First edition, first state in secondary binding with "Reilly & / Britton" spine imprint. [and:] Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1908]. First edition, first state in primary binding. [and:] The Road to Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1909]. First edition, first state, early issue in primary binding. [and:] The Emerald City of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1910]. First edition, first state. [and:] The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1913]. First edition, second state, the "C" in "CHAP. THREE" on page 35 not overlapping the text. Secondary binding. [and:] Tik-Tok of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1914]. First edition, first state. [and:] The Scarecrow of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1915]. First edition, first state. [and:] Rinkitink in Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1916]. First edition, first state. [and:] The Lost Princess of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1917]. First edition, first state. [and:] The Tin Woodman of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1918]. First edition. [and:] The Magic of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1919]. First edition, first state. In original full-color dust jacket. [and:] Glinda of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1920]. First edition with folded color "Map of the Marvelous Land of Oz" laid in. [and:] [Ruth Plumly Thompson, writing as L. Frank Baum]. The Royal Book of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1921]. First edition with caption on plate facing 255 misprint: "Scarecrow's".

    Fifteen octavo volumes. Ex-Richard Manney, each volume with his small bookplate to the verso of each front free endpaper. Bindings rubbed, scuffed, gently bowed, and lightly soiled, some with color fade. Cracked hinges, some pages over-opened, unobtrusive booksellers' pencil markings and notes, neat ink ownership or gift inscriptions, pages with edge wear, few edge tears, creasing, occasional smudges and minor soiling. Overall a lovely set of Baum's most beloved books. From the collection of Donald Carter.

    Greene & Hanff. Bibliographia Oziana. 2002 edition.


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    L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. First edition, second state. 261 pages. Twenty-four full color plates (including title page) and numerous illustrations throughout by W.W. Denslow. Publisher's light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green (variant "C" with publisher's imprint at foot of spine in red in serifed type). Pictorial pastedown endpapers, issued without free endpapers.  Binding rubbed and lightly soiled, minor surface crease across the image of the Lion on the front cover and Toto on the spine, corners bumped, spine ends bumped and lightly frayed, small stain on upper edge of textblock. Front hinge cracked, pages with light edge wear and occasional minor soiling in margins.

    The Marvelous Land of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1904. First edition, second state. 287 pages. Sixteen full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's red cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in blue, silver, and green. The binding is second state with front title embellished in silver outlines. Registry is off on rear cover illustration of Jack Pumpkinhead. Illustrated endpapers printed in dark green on light green. Binding rubbed and scuffed, faint dampstaining to front cover, corners and spine ends bumped, spine lightly color faded. Front hinge cracked, occasional smudges, few spots of minor soiling, over-opened pages 128-129, 144-145, 192-193, 224-225, and 272-273.

    Ozma of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1907]. First edition, first state in secondary binding with "Reilly & / Britton" spine imprint. 270 pages. Illustrations by John R. Neil, including a frontispiece and forty full page color illustrations. Publisher's light tan cloth pictorially stamped in black, red, blue, and yellow. Illustrated color endpapers. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled, corners and spine ends bumped with some fraying to cloth. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] filled out in ink and pencil bookseller's annotations, over-opened between pages 176 and 177, page 222 with small paper lifts in text and bleedthrough from illustration on verso. Few smudges or spots of minor soiling.

    Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1908]. First edition, first state in primary binding. Sixteen full color plates (including frontispiece) with captions in black and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's light-blue cloth with pictorial label in colors against a metallic gold background. Illustrated color endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities, spine end and corner bumps, light scuffing to paper label. Small pencil annotation on front free endpaper and rear pastedown. Page 172 with a light pencil circle around "wanders" in the second line (indicating a misprint). Over-opened pages between 234 and 235 with small pencil marks in gutter near head. Few small smudges and stains in the margins.

    The Road to Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1909]. First edition, first state, early issue in primary binding. 261 pages. Illustrations throughout by John R. Neill, some full page. Gatherings printed on a variously color-tinted stock, corresponding to first state: off-white (pages [1]-32), lavender (33-64), gray (65-96), light blue (91-128), salmon (129-160), tan (161-192), light green (193-256), and tan (257- [264]). Indicators of this being among the earliest copies off the press, include "Toto on" page 34 and numeral "121" on page 121 in perfect type; and the presence of numeral and caption on page 129. Publisher's light green cloth stamped in black, green, tan, and red. Illustrated endpapers, printed in black and red on tan stock. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled, small corner bumps, two arrow shaped scuffs on rear board indicating the silhouettes of Dorothy and Ozma. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] filled out with contemporary gift inscription in ink. Small pencil bookseller's note along upper edge of front free endpaper.  Approximately 2 x .25 inch paper loss in gutter near foot of seventh leaf (pages 13/14) and few small .25 inch scored cuts at head near the gutter. Over-opened at pages 144-145, 160-161, 176-177, 208-209, 224-225, and 240-241. Pages with light color fade or tone around the edges, few margin tears, occasional light creases, small stains or smudges.

    The Emerald City of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1910]. First edition, first state. 296 pages. Sixteen full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Plates embellished with metallic green ink. Publisher's light blue cloth with pictorial paper label printed in color with metallic green against a silver background, spine lettered in black with a rabbit in black and silver. Black and orange illustrated endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed, spine ends bumped with a horizontal cloth crease at head, light scuffing to paper label. Small pencil bookseller's note in upper margin of front free endpaper. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] filled out in ink. Small tear in lower margin of title page. Pages 176 and 177 over-opened. Pages lightly darkened around margins. Occasional light creases.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1913]. First edition, second state, the "C" in "CHAP. THREE" on page 35 not overlapping the text. Secondary binding, light tan cloth stamped in dark green, red, and yellow. Dark green on pea green stock Marvelous Land of Oz endpapers (suggesting it was bound at a later date, using the latter book's leftover endpapers instead of its own "pictorial self-endpapers in color"- Bibliographia Oziana, pages 64-65). 340 pages. Illustrations throughout in color and black and white by John R. Neill, some full or double page. Binding lightly rubbed, small indentations and two stains at fore-edge of front board, soiling along front and rear joints, boards lightly bowed. Faint round sticker remnant on front free endpaper. Ink gift inscription on illustrated "ownership" page [1]. Small pencil bookseller's notes on upper edge of half-title page. Small tear and chip in upper margin of frontispiece. Over-opened pages 176-177 and 288-289. Few spots of soiling or finger smudging.

    Tik-Tok of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1914]. First edition, first state. 272 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's blue cloth with color pictorial paper label on the front cover. Primary binding with horizontal double rules at head and foot of spine. Full color endpaper maps, depicting the Land of Oz on the front endpapers and the countries near the Land of Oz on the rear endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed, spine ends and corners bumped and lightly frayed, paper label scuffed. Small pencil bookseller's notes on illustrated "ownership" page [1], small tear in lower margin of pages 253/254. Few light smudges.

    The Scarecrow of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1915]. First edition, first state. 288 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's green cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white illustrated endpapers. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled, spine ends and corners bumped, paper label scuffed, scratched and soiled. Textblock edges lightly soiled. Small pencil bookseller's note on upper edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] filled out in ink. Small tear in upper margin of pages 231/232. Plate facing page 234 coming loose. Over-opened pages 128-129, 176-177, 224-225, 240-241, 256-257, and 272-273. Pages with finger smudges and few margin stains.

    Rinkitink in Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1916]. First edition, first state. 314 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's very light blue cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled, spine ends and corners bumped, paper label scuffed and scratched. Erasure marks on the illustrated "ownership" page [1]. Writing indentations on page 17. Tracing marks and writing indentations on the black and white illustrations on pages 25, 33, 119, 169, 285, 295 and on color plates facing pages 280 and 296, affecting each of them and their adjacent page. Over-opened between pages 272 and 273. Pages with light edge wear, small corner bends and few small edge tears. Occasional smudges and minor creases.

    The Lost Princess of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1917]. First edition, first state. 312 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's light blue cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities, small corner bumps. Front hinge cracked between pages 16 and 17, rear hinge cracked. Ink gift inscription on front pastedown from 1918. Small sticker of a leaf on front free endpaper. Small bookseller's pencil note along the upper edge of the illustrated "ownership" page [1]. Pages over-opened between 144 and 145. Occasional page creases, smudges or small spots of soiling.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1918]. First edition. 288 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's red cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. Binding rubbed, spine lightly color faded, spine ends and corners bumped, cloth crease at head of spine, paper label scuffed and lightly soiled. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] signed in ink, small pencil bookseller's annotations in upper right corner. Occasional page creases and smudging. Few pages with light image offset from color plates.

    The Magic of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1919]. First edition, first state. 266 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's light green cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. In original full-color dust jacket, duplicating the paper label's illustration on both the front and rear panels. Spine ends bumped, small stain on upper edge of front board, front board with three light horizontal bends across its width. Paper label lightly scuffed. Dust jacket with a roman numeral "XII" written in ink on its spine; fold and edge wear, fold separations; repaired tears including a six inch diagonal tear across the image area of the front panel; paper loss at spine ends, edges and corners; color faded, scuffed, creased, and lightly soiled. Bookseller's pencil notes on front free endpaper and small pencil number on rear pastedown. Illustrated "ownership" page [1] signed in ink. Occasional small margin tears, small paper lifts on page 49 with minor affect to text, still legible, few smudges and minor page creases.

    Glinda of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1920]. First edition. 279 pages. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's green cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. Folded color "Map of the Marvelous Land of Oz" laid in. Bookseller's pencil note in upper margin of front free endpaper: "Page 121 Laid in Color map issued only with copies the first year (1920)." Map has light edge and fold wear with small edge tears. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled, paper label lightly scuffed. Small chip in lower margin of page 127/128. Over-opened pages 156 and 157; as well as page 164 and its facing color plate. Occasional small staining or minor soiling in margins.

    [Ruth Plumly Thompson, writing as L. Frank Baum]. The Royal Book of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1921]. First edition with caption on plate facing 255 with misprint: "Scarecorw's".  303 pages. Pages 305-312 publisher's advertisements for the Oz series. Twelve full color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Publisher's light-gray cloth with color pictorial paper label on front cover, black and white pictorial endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed, paper label lightly scuffed. Spine ends and corners bumped, rear board with small dents in edges. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting. Small bookseller's pencil notes on front free endpaper. Occasional smudges or minor soiling.



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