Oct 26, 2023 - Sale 2650

Sale 2650 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) BAUM, L. FRANK. The Marvelous Land of Oz. With 16 color plates and numerous black and white drawings by John R. Neill. 8vo, publisher's red cloth stamped in navy blue, silver and green, recased with some fraying to head and foot of spine, corners exposed, scattered soiling; hinge repairs with abrading to gutters, contents generally clean with some occasional smudging, one closed tear. First Edition, Second Printing. With the very rare "Author's Edition" bookplate tipped to the rear of the frontispiece, signed by L. Frank Baum. This plate was affixed to copies ordered directly from the publisher, not sold at retailers. Second printing with July, 1904 publication date below the copyright notice on the verso of the title-page; plate facing page 23 captioned "Old Mombi Puts Jack In The Stable." Binding variant 'B' with the full title on front cover in blue, embellished with silver outlines. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 21-22. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1904