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Lot of 4 Antiquarian Wizard of Oz Books by L. Baum
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Lot of 4 Antiquarian Wizard of Oz Books by L. Baum

Antiquarian Wizard of Oz Collection – Set of 4 Books by Frank L. Baum

Dive into the enchanting world of Oz with this exquisite collection of four antiquarian Wizard of Oz books by Frank L. Baum. A timeless journey through the magical land, each book is a treasure in itself.

1. 1944 – The Wizard of Oz

Author: Frank L. Baum

Illustrated by: Evelyn Copelman

Published by: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1944

Features:

Eight original full-page color plates
Blue cloth cover with gold gilt lettering
Previous owner’s markings on the front pastedown, endpaper, and title page
209 pages, with the rest of the pages free from marks

This edition, beautifully illustrated by Evelyn Copelman, captures the essence of Baum’s timeless tale. The blue cloth cover with gold gilt lettering adds a touch of elegance to this vintage gem.

2. 1915 – The Scarecrow

Author: Frank L. Baum

Illustrated by: John R. Neill
Published by: The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1915

Condition:

Notable full seam split between front pastedown and endpaper and back pastedown and endpaper.
Charming black and white illustrations throughout.

All 288 pages are secure to the hinge and mark-free, except for a previous owner’s name on the front endpaper.

The storyline follows the adventures of Cap’n Bill and Trot as they journey to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrow the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. The narrative unfolds with a blend of whimsy, fantasy, and courage, making it a timeless addition to the Wizard of Oz series.

3. 1908 – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Author: Frank L. Baum

Illustrated by: John R. Neill

Published by: The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1908

Condition:

All 66 original illustrations by John R. Neill

Pages are mark-free, with only a previous owner’s name on the front endpaper
Full seam split between front pastedown and endpaper and back pastedown and endpaper
225 pages

This edition, featuring all 66 original illustrations by John R. Neill, transports readers through an exciting adventure with Dorothy, the Wizard, and new friends.

4. 1932 – The Land of Oz

Author: Frank L. Baum
Published by: The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1932

A sequel to The Wizard of Oz
Blue cloth boards with a charming pictorial pastedown

Condition:

Split in cloth cover along lower spine edge (see picture in the gallery area of this post for an example of this)

Full seam split between front pastedown and endpaper and back pastedown and endpaper, misty scent from storage.

Pages are undamaged, secure to hinge, and mark-free, except for a previous owner’s name on the front free paper

287 pages

Embark on a captivating journey with "The Land of Oz," a sequel penned by Frank L. Baum and published in 1932 by The Reilly & Lee Co. in Chicago. This continuation of the Oz series promises to unfold new adventures, introduce intriguing characters, and further enchant readers with Baum's imaginative storytelling.

Despite some signs of wear, including a split in the cloth cover and a full seam split, this edition maintains its charm. The blue cloth boards, coupled with a charming pictorial pastedown, add to its aesthetic appeal. The pages are undamaged, secure to the hinge, and mark-free, offering a delightful reading experience.

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Complete your Wizard of Oz collection with this set of four editions, capturing the essence of Baum's beloved characters and the vivid illustrations that bring the story to life. Each book, with its unique features and quirks, contributes to a delightful and enchanting reading experience. Dive into the magic of Oz and let these vintage treasures transport you to a world of wonder and imagination.

See all of the images posted in the comment thread area of the post.

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