The Road to OZ
Chicago. Reilly & Britton Co. 1909. First Edition. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Scarce first issue with two pp. of ads listing Baum books published under the pseudonym "Laura Bancroft," and correct listing of other Baum titles. Gatherings are printed on variously tinted stock: off-white, lavender, gray, light blue, salmon, tan, light green, and tan. G+ in worn light-green cloth binding stamped brightly in red and black. The boards, despite the bright lettering, are rather rubbed both front and back, and the black lettering on the spine is dulled. There is considerable fraying to the top and bottom of the spine and the extremities. Internally VG- with variegated stock and splendidly detailed black and white illustrations.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 2040
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 409.25 | £UK 360.75 | JP¥ 55428]