Two Oz First EditionsL. Frank Baum. Two Wonderful Oz First Editions, including: The Emerald City of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., . First edition, first state, with five books listed in the publisher's advertisement. Octavo. 296 pages. With sixteen full-color plates with no typeset captions. Publisher's light blue cloth with pictorial label showing characters traveling through the city affixed to front cover. Pictorial endpapers in black and orange. Minor rubbing and soiling to boards. Top corners bumped. Unobtrusive bookseller stamp to verso of front free endpaper. Textblock somewhat toned. All in all, a near fine copy with the ownership leaf blank. [and:] Rinkitink of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., . First edition, first state, with no publisher's advertisement and self-endpapers in black and white. Octavo. 314 pages. With twelve full-color plates with no captions. Publisher's light blue cloth with pictorial label affixed to the front cover. Light wear and soiling to boards. Rear cover with small vertical brown stain. Gift inscription to ownership leaf. Vertical creasing to bottom edge of first five text leaves. A bright copy in near fine condition. A handsome pair comprising the sixth and tenth of Baum's Oz books.
Hanff, Greene, et al. pp. 61-63; 70-71.
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