L. Frank Baum. The Army Alphabet
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DescriptionL. Frank Baum. The Army Alphabet [and] The Navy Alphabet. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Company, 1900. First editions. Two volumes. Small folios. Unpaginated but Army with 30 leaves and Navy with 28 leaves, printed on rectos only. Full-page illustrations by Harry Kennedy and text lettered by Charles Costello. Quarter blue cloth and color pictorial paper covered boards; moderately scuffed and worn, corners bumped, Army back cover moderately stained, Navy with small abrasion and a few small gouges to front cover, scattered scuffs and other minor staining to both, cloth spines a bit rubbed. Cream-colored endpapers, all edges trimmed; front hinge of Army starting but holding. Internally, both generally clean with bright colors; scattered thumbsoiling and minor spotting, minor tears in margins but not affecting images. Good copies of these scarce early Baum titles, published the same year as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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