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Baum. L. Frank
The MASTER KEY. An Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity and the Optimism of Its Devotees. It Was Written for Boys, But Others May Read It
Bowen-Merrill Co, Indianapolis, 1901. [16], 245 pp. Illustrated by F[anny] Y. Cory. 12 inserted color plates (including frontis). 40 headpieces/tail pieces. 8vo. Rob Joslyn, the young hero of The Master Key, is a character modeled on Baum's second son, Robert Stanton Baum. "This book, dedicated to Robert, is due in its inception to his love of electrical toys." [Baum, as quoted in Beinvenue]. Nr Fine (sq & tight/bright cloth & gilt/faint discoloration in lower margin of first dozen leaves). Green cloth with gilt lettering & pictorial paste-down on front board (1st state binding). Chemised, and housed in a custom green cloth slipcase with black leather spine labels 1st edition, 3rd state (Schiller Collection, #77). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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