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Inscribed to Dorothy, L. Frank Baum signs his book "American Fairy Tales"
Signed and Inscribed "L. Frank Baum", a copy of "American Fairy Tales" on the front free endpaper, to "Miss Dorothy Rountree": "Dear Dorothy--These stories are different from other fairy tales, but I hope they will please you by way of contrast & I had more fun writing them than any other book I have published." 8vo, publisher's cloth, covers stained and buckling and markedly faded, edges rubbed, spine darkened and dampstained; minor loss to upper right corner of signature page, short closed tear at fore-edge near signature, hinges cracked, even toning throughout. Chicago, 1901; inscription: Chicago, 30 October 1901Harrison H. Rountree was a Chicago businessman and friend of Baum, to whom was dedicated his 1898 book, By the Candelabra's Glare; some speculate that his daughter, Dorothy Rountree, may have inspired Baum's Dorothy character from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other stories.
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