Chicago: George M. Hill, 1901.
First edition. Original beige cloth with color stamped in blue and red (worn). Exceedingly scarce and important early Baum children's book with cover, title-page and borders designed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, and full-page illustrations by Ike Morgan, Harry Kennedy and N.P. Hall. A very difficult book to find in presentable condition, owing to its popularity. As well, the ink laid down by the printer was insufficient to hod for very long, and thus most copies show rubbing of the cover ink, as does ours. However, the book is in near fine condition internally, we have seen far worse in terms of loss of cover ink.
Price: $650.00 Item #5183