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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz 1899 / 1900 By Frank Baum 1st Ed/ 2nd State For Sale
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ 1899 By Frank Baum 1st ED/ 2nd STATE
A Wonderful First Edition of the "Wizard of Oz"BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900.First edition, second state of the text and second state of the plates. EX LIBRIS.
With the following points: p. ,UNSURE OF THIS ISSUE POINT BECAUSE THIS PAGE HAS BEEN RELAID but assume this page is not present; p. 14, line 1 begins: "low wail of "; p. 81, the fourth line from bottom has "pieces"; p. , line 1 begins: "While The Woodman "; and the colophon on the rear pastedown is set in thirteen lines and is not enclosed in a box, with the initial letter in black; with broken type in the last line of p. 100 and p. 186. The verso of the title has the copyright notice. The plate facing p. 34 is in the second state, without the two dark blue blots on the moon, and the plate facing p. 92 is in the second state, without red shading on the horizon. Quarto (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 inches; 212 x 163 mm.). 259 pp. 14 of 24 plates inserted color plates,which includes the titleOriginal light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green.
This copy inscribed "Master Brice Gaston from Santa Claus." The second state of the text was issued in 1900 and remained until 1903. Here, then, is one of the earliest examples of the second state text. [Over] a century after this book’s first publication, few Americans are unfamiliar with the image of Dorothy being carried by a Kansas cyclone into the magical land of Oz, where she meets the scarecrow, the tin woodman, and the cowardly lion. Their adventures looking for the Emerald City and the wizard have become a permanent part of American popular culture. Baum’s work, originally self-published with striking illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, was an immediate success with children; its popularity now is largely based on the 1939 film, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. In his introduction to the book, Baum argued that ‘the old-time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as ‘historical’ the time has come for a series of newer ‘wonder tales.’ Modern education includes morality, therefore the modern child needs only entertainment in its wonder-tales. ’ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lays claim to a place among the turning points in the secularization of American children’s literature" (The New York Public Library’s Books of the Century).Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 111-113. Greene and Hanff, pp. 25-27awing room making small talk as in the pursuit of a great white whale or the public punishment of adultery
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Gorgeous work that needs the help of a professional. Spine is obviously gone with crude library tape over it. Pages need to be resewn: 8 pages are loose and most of the others are becoming detached on lower half of the pages. Most pages have closed tears and page 240 has a larger 1 and a half inch closed tear as pictured. Last page is tattered with loss to the margins. First page relaid so unable to see if second issue point is present but is assumed. Binding is darkened. Corners heavily bumped and a wrinkle on front board. Lion crudely colored red on back of front cover. Hinges taped. Ex Libris. With some TLC this work could be gorgeously restored. 14 of 24 plates as mentioned present otherwise all text pages present.
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