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The Emerald City Of Oz (First Printing In Unrecorded Variant Of Binding A) by  L . Frank Baum - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1910 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 036684)

The Emerald City Of Oz (First Printing In Unrecorded Variant Of Binding A)

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The Emerald City Of Oz (First Printing In Unrecorded Variant Of Binding A)

by Baum, L . Frank

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good +/No Jacket
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Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1910. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 9 1/4" Tall. 16 Color Plates And Black And White Illustrations Throughout, By John R. Neill. 296 Pp. First Edition, First Printing, Binding A. Dark Blue Cloth, Horizontally Ribbed, Front Cover Paper Illustration With Metallic Silver Background And Metallic Green Ink Embellishments, Spine Stamped In Black With Vignette Embellished In Metallic Silver With Variant Black Shoes And Paw, Reilly & Britton Spine Imprint In Upper And Lower Case, Variant 4 1/2 Cm Tall; 16 Full Color Inserts Embellished With Bright Metallic-Green Ink, No Captions Beneath Illustrations. This Binding Appears To Be A Variant, With Much Heavier Inking To Rabbit On Spine, Including Entirely Black Shoes And Paw, All Other Black Inking On Rabbit Much Heavier And Wider, Publisher's Name Is 4 1/2 Cm Tall Rather Than 4 Cm Tall, "Emerald City" And "Oz" Slightly Larger (Over 10/32" Tall Rather Than Exactly 10/32" Tall) Compared To Usual Imprint; This Variant Not Described In Bienvenue (The Current Major Bibliographic Reference Work On Baum's Book Publications). Light Wear, Mostly At Corners, Pinpoint Frays At Two Lower Tips, Four Small Frays At Bottom Edge Of Spine. Illustration Facing Page 240 Neatly Detached But Present, A Little Fraying Right Along The Outer Edge.


From the book:Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is "By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories. These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is but just that I acknowledge my indebtedness to my little friends.


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Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
The Emerald City Of Oz (First Printing In Unrecorded Variant Of Binding A)
Baum, L . Frank
16 Color Plates And Black And White Illustrations Throughout, By John R. Neill
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1st Edition 1st Printing
Reilly & Britton
Place of Publication
Date published
R. NEILL Childrens' OZ Books of L. Frank Baum General
Bookseller catalogs
Rare And Unusual Books; Childrens Books 1901-1950;
9 1/4" Tall

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About Arroyo Seco Books

Arroyo Seco Books lists over 20,000 used and unusual books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We also have a large stock of prints, antiquarian and modern. Most items are listed in about 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We purchase large and interesting private libraries. All stock is on line. Member of IOBA. Shipping set at fixed rates but large items may require additional postage. International shipments sent only by insured USPS mail. Shipments to the UK require USPS Priority Express Mail in order to fully insure, since March 1, 2020. Sales within California may be subject to California sales tax; sales tax may be required for shipments to other states that require sales tax for inbound shipments. International shipments may be subject to fees and/or VAT which are responsibility of the buyer. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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