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The Army Alphabet
Chicago: Geo. M. Hill. Good with no dust jacket. 1900. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Front hinge repaired with Japan tissue, edgeworn, rear cover bump with creasing, 2" front cover crease, rubbed, tone, front free endpaper soiled, otherwise light wear. 1907 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper. Solid oversize hardcover. ; "America's victory in the 1898 Spanish-American War established the United States as an international military power and inspired a renewed patriotism from the citizenry. With Chicago chosen to host the 34th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in August of 1900, Baum and his publisher saw an opportunity to issue some children's books in conjunction with the event." - Paul R Bienvenue with Robert E Schmidt; The Book Collector's Guide to L Frank Baum; page 181. 30 unnumbered leaves. Pictures by Harry Kennedy; "This book was illumined and hand lettered by Charles J. Costello"--Leaf [30]. Only one printing by the publisher. A typically worn, but solid, copy of this hard-to-find non-Oz L Frank Baum book. ; [62] pages .
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