The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum, W W. Denslow.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.

First edition, first state of plates and text. (Bienvenue pp. 4-5.) Bound in publisher's full green cloth, boards and spine decoratively stamped in green and red; "B" binding with publisher's name in red at foot, full "O" in as last letter. This is the first binding state for trade edition copies (an earlier state was for pre-publication copies only). 261, [1, blank] pages. Illustrated, with twenty-four plates (including title-page) inserted throughout. A Near Fine copy with slightly darkened spine and mottled cloth, very subtle repairs to cloth at corners and spine ends, edges a little rubbed, inner hinges and a few gutters starting, contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper, mild toning and occasional thumbing to contents else unusually clean. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

The rare, sought-after first edition of the classic children's book that inspired a long-running series and beloved 1939 film. Item #140941767

Price: $35,000.00