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- BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., hinges professionally strengthened, spine ends reinforced, some fading and a few faint soil areas on covers. Internally, small margin repair to 1 plate (p.80), otherwise clean tight and VG+. 1st ed., 1st state of the text, with the following points: box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail on", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "peices" incorrectly, p.[227] 1st line reads "While Tin Woodman", colophon in 11 lines with box, verso title page has no copyright, perfect type on pages 100, 186 (this last point is associated with the earliest sheets off the press), color plate incorrect on page 34, with red in the horizon on page 92. Binding state "B" , identical to "A" but stamped in red. Hanff/Greene I.1, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Wonderful color illustrations by W.W. Denslow for one of the most famous children's books of all times. This is a nice bright copy of the first state of an iconic children's book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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