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The Wizard Of Oz By  L. Frank Baum - Used Books - Hardcover - 1940 - from Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB and

The Wizard of Oz

by Baum, L. Frank

Condition: Near Fine/very good


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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. No date, ca. 1940, in pictorial bright green cloth, plain endpapers, 8 color plates and numerous b/w illustrations by W. W. Denslow, near fine copy with light spottiness and soil to endpapers (and inscription on e.p.) in rare dust jacket with with text on cover saying 'The only edition containing the complete original text on which the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie is based' and rear panel of dj featuring stills of Dorothy and the Wizard and the threesome of the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow, with 'Read the Book and See the Movie' as the bottom caption. Seems to be a slightly later printing, possibly 1940-ish of the edition featuring pictorial endpapers from the movie that the publisher issued in 1939. RARE edition, the dust jacket is very good with light edgewear and an inch loss to spine bottom.

Book Details

  • Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: C000014249
  • Title: The Wizard of Oz
  • Author: Baum, L. Frank
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill
  • Place: Indianapolis
  • Date published: 1940
  • Keywords: ny2013, bos13


Book summary

When Nancy searches through the knapsack of an amnesia victim, she finds an unusual ring. Before long, she is caught up in a second assignment from a beautiful harpist. Nancy's discoveries reveal an important connection between the hospital patient, the harpist, and enemies from abroad.


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