Inscribed by the author

Baum, L[yman] Frank. The Emerald City of Oz.

Chicago, The Reilly & Britton Co., (1910).

8vo (175 x 235 mm). 295, (1) pp. With 16 inserted colour plates, black and white illustrations throughout by John R. Neill. Half-tone image of "Ozcot" (magazine extract?) tipped in over Baum's inscription. Light blue cloth with colour-printed onlay, metallic-silver background, to front board, spine with black-stamped lettering. Orange and black pictorial endpapers. Housed in a custom slipcase with green leather spine over marbled paper boards and green cloth chemise.


First edition, first printing. Inscribed "Yours Very Ozily" and signed in full by the author.

Autographs of L. Frank Baum are very rare, especially with an inscription relating to "Oz". Baum wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels (not including four lost, unpublished novels), 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen; the 1939 adaptation of the first "Oz" book became a landmark of 20th century cinema.


General wear to volume, age-toning to paper, pos to ownership page, crayon colouring to drawing opposite "List of Chapters" page, generally very good.


Beinvenue 47.

Stock Code: BN#63535