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Lot 40: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) BAUM, FRANK L. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) BAUM, FRANK L. 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 the tips slightly frayed, moderate fingersoiling, few inconspicuous stains, modest edgewear; first few gatherings coming loose but still intact, one plate partly separated, minor occasional thumbsoiling. Chicago & New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900
Notes: first edition, first issue meeting all points, with green unserified spine imprint (Hanff & Greene binding variant A). The text and plates with the following first issue points: p. 2 with the publisher's ads enclosed in a box, p. 14 with "low wail on", p. 81 with "peices", p. 227 with "While Tin Woodman", the colophon with 11 lines set within a box, the plate facing p. 34 with two dark-blue blots in the face of the moon, the plate facing p. 92 with red shading to the horizon, and pages 100 and 186 with perfect type to the last lines. 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.