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    First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,
    With a Leaf Inscribed by L. Frank Baum

    L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: George M. Hill Company, 1900. First edition, second state of the text. With an inserted blank (page [3]), inscribed by the author: "To Mabel and John Burrows/from/L. Frank Baum/October[?]/17/1901". Plate facing p. 34 in the first state, with the two dark blue blots on the moon, and the plate facing p. 92 in the second state with the red shading on the horizon removed. Quarto. 261, [1, blank] pages. Twenty-four inserted color plates (including title). Publisher's light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green (variant "C" with publisher's imprint at foot of spine in red in serifed type). Pictorial pastedown endpapers (issued without free endpapers). Rebacked, preserving the original spine, binding soiled and somewhat worn, hinges starting, some plates apparently supplied from other copies, a few leaves with short tears, minor chipping or creasing to upper edge, some toning, occasional soiling in text. Still, a very good copy.
    Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Greene and Hanff, pp. 25-27.




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