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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L Frank Baum - First printing - 1900 - from The Last Word (SKU: 2731)

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

by L Frank Baum

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

Chicago: George M Hill Co, 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Good. W W Denslow. 24 inserted colour plates (including title). No dust jacket. First edition, in the rare and not first state of both text (first state listed at $58,800 USD) see Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Greene and Hanff, pp. 25-27. 261 pgs. Maps. Illustrated with 24 Colour Plates (including the title page). First edition, first printing; second state of the text ( no box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail of", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "pieces" correctly, p.[227] 1st line reads "While the Woodman", colophon in 13 lines with no box, verso title page has copyright, imperfect type on pages 100, 186, colour plates perfect on p. 34 and 92). Bound in later red cloth boards with no title and tape for spine. Previous owner's gift inscription present to the FFEP "Sept. 7th 1907" New endpapers. Many pages have a discreet strip of tape or paper at the spine end for reinforcement. Some tears to pages. A nice copy for a well read copy.

Synopsis

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. It was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, and has since been reprinted countless times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the 1902 stage play and the extremely popular, highly acclaimed 1939 film version. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz.

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Bookseller
The Last Word NZ (NZ)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2731
Title
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
Author
L Frank Baum
Illustrator
W W Denslow
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George M Hill Co
Place of Publication
Chicago
Date Published
1900
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian and Collectable;

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Dealer in good quality books. Especially Man Booker Prize winners - signed first editions, vintage childrens\\\' books and important New Zealand books such as those by Janet Frame. Prices are not set in stone - contact me if you want to haggle or submit a reasonable offer.

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New
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spine
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jacket
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first state
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title page
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colophon
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First Edition
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Cloth
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verso
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second state
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