Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1914 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Signed By The Major Cast Members. First edition First state, 8vo., yellow cloth, decorated endpapers, pages bulking at 1st state, 1" on better grade paper stock vs 1 1/4" on cheaper, thicker paper stock. Color plates throughout. A very good attractive copy, showing general light use [some professional archival repair & evidence of some early more primitive retouching to the covers]. This very prized copy is autographed on the Cowardly Lions Half-Title page by Judy Garland [Dorothy], Bert Lahr [The Cowardly Lion], Ray Bolger [Scarecrow], [the "Wicked Witch", Margaret Hamilton not present] but Billie Burke [Glinda - everyone's favorite Witch] is & her signature is rarely encountered, Jack Haley [The Tin Man ] & [The Wizard himself] Frank Morgan, aka John R. Neill present as well. A wonderful & very special example of a Children's Classic. In a custom collector's clamshell case.. Signed. 1st Edition.
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