True 1900 First Edition,the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, L.frank Baum,w/archival Case
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True 1900 First Edition,the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, L.frank Baum,w/archival Case:
I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
Here we offer one of the most sought-after firsts on : the first edition of L Frank Baum's classic,The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; "C" binding, with second state (corrected) text; and published in 1900 by the George M. Hill Co. This "C" binding features the publisher’s name at the foot of the spine in red, sans-serif type, all letters in the same-size font with the "C" outside of the "O."
The book comescomplete with a very high-quality facsimile of the original dust jacket, which you can only get here. As they were made of a highly-acidic oak tag, they have survived only in shreds, but here we offer a facsimile recreated on dyed, acid-free heavy French art bond.
Also included in the sale is a beautiful custom-made archival case that allows for easy and safe handling of this treasure.
These books were bound with highly acidic glue behind the spine, so they have nearly always fallen apart. This means you will invariably find them disbound or rebound. Each collector decides which they would prefer to collect. Disbound copies are best kept in cases and are difficult to examine without damaging further. Rebound copies are more difficult to purchase confidently, as, instead of being rebound successfully, depending on the skill of the binder, they may be rebound in a fashion ranging from mediocre to disastrous. This copy has been very successfully rebound in an all acid-free process, so that it reads easily and holds together very firmly. A really wonderful job.
The book has been fully reblocked and rebound with the original spine cloth applied atop new tan spine cloth. It should be noted the spine cloth is degraded at the edges to the extent that the publisher's name at the bottom is half worn away and can only be recognized studiously. The 22 existing color plates have been supplemented with 2 facsimile replacement plates (opposite pages 14 and 81,) so that all 24 color plates are included. The first blank flyleaf (with the black-on-white "Father Goose" ad on the reverse) has also been replaced with a facsimile page. All the rest of the materials are original, and the book is, thus, complete in every way.
Boards are soiled and worn (please see pics.) Throughout the book, you will find worn edges, fingerprints, minor foxing, and minor soiling, as this book was once disbound. As the rebinding is excellent, most pages open virtually flat. Binding is very tight and square. Text and numerous illustrations are very bright and crisp. 261 pages, measures approximately 7.25 x 8.75-inches.This will make a stunning centerpiece to your rare books collection, an heirloom-quality gift, or a particularly savvy investment.
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