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    First Edition, First Printing of the Second Oz Book

    L. Frank Baum. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1904.

    First edition, first state sheets in second state binding. Octavo. 287 pages.

    Publisher's red cloth with stamping in dark blue, silver, and green. First state textual points are met with illustrated box on page [4] measuring 6.25 inches, misplaced illustrations on pages [22] and [27], and misplaced tailpieces on pages 82 and 158. The binding is second state with front title embellished in silver outlines. Cloth is lightly rubbed and soiled with wear to spine ends and corners. Pictorial front free endpaper is lightly chipped. Previous owner's inscription on recto of frontis page. First several pages are thumbed. Rear hinge repaired. Pages are mildly toned. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Overall, a very good copy of the second Oz book.

    Hanff and Greene, pp. 45-48.

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