The Emerald City of Oz. L. Frank Baum.

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The Emerald City of Oz

Chicago: Reilly & Britton, [1910].

First edition. Original light blue cloth with full-size color pictorial insert on cover depicting a number of the characters driving through the city in a toy donkey-drawn carriage. First edition, first state with light blue cloth, five titles on verso of ownership page, two-color endpapers in orange and black and sixteen full-page color plates by John R. Neill (later copies have 12). A stunning copy with the silver and black both present on rabbit on spine and both hinges in tact with no signs of starting. The brilliant color plates indicate a very early first issue imprinting, with the metallic green block (appearing on some illustrations) extremely bright and reflective. Very minor cover wear, occasional browning to a few plates but unobtrusive and minor. A fine copy of a book seldom found in this condition in the first issue state.

Price: $1,750.00   Item #2568

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