Baum's First Fantasy Stories for Children

    L. Frank Baum. The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People. Chicago: M. A. Donohue, [n.d., circa 1913].

    Second edition, first state, with the title page in black text and the Donohue imprint (instead of the Braunworth) on the copyright page.

    Quarto. 237 pages. Illustrations by Frank Verbeck, including twelve colored plates.

    Decorated blue cloth over boards. Blank endpapers. In the scarce original dust jacket, heavily chipped. Overall, a very good copy.

    Baum's first full-length children's fantasy book, originally published in 1899 under the title A New Wonderland. This copy was lot 98 from the Justin Schiller collection, and has a numbered, initialed card laid-in from that sale.

    Swann-Schiller 98. TBB Spring 1967, p. 29

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