Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 228

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) BAUM, L. FRANK. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 24 color plates, and illustrations throughout by W.W. Denslow. 4to, original pale green cloth stamped in green and red, spine tanned with foot rubbed and crown chipped, few light stains to boards, minimal fraying to corners; hinges apparently tightened and still tender but holding, ownership inscription in pencil on front free endpaper, darkening to the upper blank margins of prelims otherwise contents generally clean and bright. Chicago & New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900

Additional Details

first edition, mixed issue, with the following points: red serified spine imprint (Hanff & Greene binding variant C); p. 2 without the publisher's ads enclosed in a box; the earliest state of the plate facing p. 34 with two dark-blue blots in the face of the moon, the plate facing p. 92 later state without red shading to the horizon. This copy with the verso of the title-page blank, without the stamped notice added in later copies. Connolly 38; Hanff & Greene I;2; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113.