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    In the Rare Reilly and Britton Dust Wrapper

    L. Frank Baum. The Road to Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1909].

    First edition, first state (printed on multi-colored stock), with caption and page numeral on page 129. Large octavo. 261, [1, blank], [2, advertisements] pages. Numerous text illustrations by Neill. Printed on variously color-tinted paper stock.

    Publisher's primary binding of light green cloth, pictorially stamped on covers and spine in darker green, red, brown and black. Spine imprint in upper and lower case, also indicating first state. Pictorial endpapers. Slight rubbing and edge wear to front cover, dust jacket has one small chip on the top white margin of the front cover and a tiny chip at the top white margin of the spine. A very good copy in a later state, rare Reilly and Britton dust jacket.

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