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ANIMAL FAIRY TALES, Baum, L. Frank
1 ANIMAL FAIRY TALES Baum, L. Frank
E International Wizard of Oz Club 1969 First Trade Edition Paperback As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Dick Martin 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [4]+5-151p+[2] pages; Limited edition of 1000 copies, 24651 
Price: 37.55 USD
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BAUM'S OWN BOOK FOR CHILDREN STORIES AND VERSES FROM THE FAMOUS "OZ BOOKS," "FATHER GOOSE: HIS BOOK," ETC. ETC., Baum, L Frank
2 BAUM'S OWN BOOK FOR CHILDREN STORIES AND VERSES FROM THE FAMOUS "OZ BOOKS," "FATHER GOOSE: HIS BOOK," ETC. ETC. Baum, L Frank
Chicago Reilly & Britton 1912 First Edition; First Printing Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 196 pages; BAUM'S OWN BOOK FOR CHILDREN STORIES AND VERSES FROM THE FAMOUS "OZ BOOKS," "FATHER GOOSE: HIS BOOK," ETC. ETC. With many hitherto unpublished selections. Reference is Bienvenue p237 #318. This is Variant A which was actually comprised of unbound pages left over from this book's previous incarnation "Juvenile Speaker" 1910. No priority has been established between variants A & B. Tan cloth, front and back covers in printed paper covered boards, front cover illustrated in color, spine stamped in black. First printed page is Ownership page of Dorothy seated at a desk over the words, "This Book Belongs To". Two pages of ads at back, Twinkle Tales and various Oz books. It is believed that both A & B were bound up to flesh out a desired first print run quantity. Binding and hinges are solid, contents are clean, moderate erasure mark on first blank of original owner; s name still visible- Eileen L Baldwin, otherwise unmarked. Covers scuffed and rubbed. Numerous b/w illustrations. 31128 
Price: 244.31 USD
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DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ, Baum, L. Frank
3 DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ Baum, L. Frank
Chicago Reilly and Britton 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by John R Neill 
Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; First edition, first state, second state binding with Reilly & Britton on the spine. Orig. Blue cloth, color pictorial cover label; light to occasionallymoderate wear, gold of color label occasionally scuffed. With all 16 color plates. Occasional minor internal wear, pp 22-3 small illustrations with neat water color added, but generally attractive copy and otherwise clean throughout.. Greene & Hanff 4; Ahearn "second issue" 30706 
Price: 657.95 USD
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FATHER GOOSE; HIS BOOK, Baum, L. Frank; W. W. Denslow
4 FATHER GOOSE; HIS BOOK Baum, L. Frank; W. W. Denslow
Chicago Geo. M. Hill N.D. Sixth Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 9" x 11.25 . Conforms to all points - Bienvenue and Smith. Grey illustrated cloth. Lacking rear end paper, bck cover detached. Text block solid. Contents clean. Neat, light ink ownership dated 1904 on first free endpaper. So-stated 6th edition. 35402 
Price: 235.00 USD
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LE MERVEILLEUX PAYS D'OZ, L Frank Baum; John R Neill; Georges Lelie?vre
5 LE MERVEILLEUX PAYS D'OZ L Frank Baum; John R Neill; Georges Lelie?vre
Paris Flammarion, 1981 2080917358 / 9782080917355 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 319 pages; Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to Oz where they save the city after it is captured by girls. OCLC Number: 11855882. Notes: "Texte intregal." Translation of: The marvelous Land of Oz. French language text. 34589 
Price: 56.35 USD
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LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ, Neill, John R.
6 LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ Neill, John R.
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1942 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Neill, John R. 
Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; Green cloth. First edition, first state with scarce first state dustjacket with $1.50 price intact but 2" tear along top joint. Ownership page is blank, no writing or markings anywhere. "Z" in OZ within the O. All points per Hanffe and Greene, Oziana, XXXVI. Graphic shows both book and dustjacket. Flap conissts of letter from Bucky urging Boy's and girls to buy war bonds. Graphic shows both DJ and book. 24668 
Price: 963.50 USD
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LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ, Neill, John R.
7 LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ Neill, John R.
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1942 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Neill, John R. 
Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; First edition first state in like dustjacket. Red cloth, pictorial cover label pastedown. Ownership page filled in neatly in pen with only a small owner's name. Pictorial DJ with light crease at flap edge and quite minor chipping, price clipped. B/w illustrations and plates by Neill, this being his last book. Oz stylized device stamped in black on spine. "Z" in OZ within the O. Scarce First state DJ with rear flap text a letter from Bucky of Oz addressed to "Boys and Girls" encouraging the purchase of war bonds. All points per Hanffe and Greene, Oziana, XXXVI. Graphic shows both book and dustjacket. 24667 
Price: 987.00 USD
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MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ , POPULAR EDITION, Jack Snow [Based In Baum]
8 MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ , POPULAR EDITION Jack Snow [Based In Baum]
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1950 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Frank Kramer 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 page gatherings, 1950 POPULAR EDITION . Dust wrapper so marked. No list of titles on DJ end flap. DJ with chipping. Colored book plate. No free blanks as issued. 34477 
Price: 56.40 USD
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OZ; THE AMERICAN FAIRYLAND AUDIO TYPE SCRIPT- FOUR TYPESCRIPTS , DRAFT ONE, REVISON OF DRAFT 1 AND REVISION OF DRAFT ONE WITH EXTENSIVE HANDWRITTEN NOTES. FINAL DRAFT 1997 [6 ITEMS], Not Attributed
9 OZ; THE AMERICAN FAIRYLAND AUDIO TYPE SCRIPT- FOUR TYPESCRIPTS , DRAFT ONE, REVISON OF DRAFT 1 AND REVISION OF DRAFT ONE WITH EXTENSIVE HANDWRITTEN NOTES. FINAL DRAFT 1997 [6 ITEMS] Not Attributed
Sirocco Productions 1997 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Revison of Draft One- 55pp unbound sheets. Yellowish stain UL quadrant of sheet one: Revison of Draft One with extensive holographic commentary. Also the Final Draft bound in blue paper folder 54pp. This was written for an audio tape. Four typescipts. Provenance University of Chicago Special Collections, Oz. 4 typescripts in all. Three in file folders. Also includes two copies [one in original shrinkwrap], of final tape with brochure. Also includes Baum Bugle writeup of American Fairyland with pictures. [7 items in all] 34582 
Price: 234.95 USD
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OZMA OF OZ, L. Frank Baum
10 OZMA OF OZ L. Frank Baum
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. >1935 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; royal 8; Printed after 1935. 34555 
Price: 75.15 USD
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OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ, Ruth Plumley Thompson After L Frank Baum
11 OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ Ruth Plumley Thompson After L Frank Baum
Wizard of Oz Club 1990 1st Thus Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Jno. R Neill 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 146 pages; Light rubbing at spine shoulder on DJ front panel. 34597 
Price: 117.45 USD
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OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ, Thompson, Ruth Plumly (Baum, L. Frank)
12 OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ Thompson, Ruth Plumly (Baum, L. Frank)
Chicago Reilly and Lee Company 1939 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Fist edition, first state in like dustjacket. Orange-yellow cloth with picotrial color label pastedown on front cover. Binding bright, with contents FINE. No marks other than very lightly penciled dealer's notation on first free end paper. In Brodart protected DJ with several short tears and a few chips. As per Hanff and Greene, Oziana, XXXIII, 16 page gatherings. Scarce. Graphic shows both book and DJ. 24666 
Price: 728.50 USD
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PICTURES FROM THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Thomas H Russell
13 PICTURES FROM THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Thomas H Russell
Chicago Ogilvie 1903-1904 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by W W Denslow 
Chromo-lithograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; There are 42pp and 24 plates full color full page plates two of which are pasted face down inside the covers with only blank backs showing as issued. The story line is printed on the backs of the plates. Hard paper wraps with red cloth spine. Red dye from spine has migrated into the edge of the binding margin. Does not infringe upon either text or illustrations. Size 8.25 x 6.5". Bienvenue & Schmidt suggest that this was produced as a give-away for audience members at the 125th performance of the theatrical version at the Majestic Theatre in 1903. Bienvenue & Schmidt p.146. Both Hanf and Bienvenue remain silent on why the two plates were pasted to the covers face down. "...First and only printing of rare pamphlet printed on original color plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When the George M. Hill Co. , the original publisher of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) , went bankrupt in early 1902, George W. Ogilvie purchased the firm's stock that included unused color plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum and Denslow sued to have the printing plates to all of their books returned to them as they were negotiating with The Bobbs-Merrill Co. Of Indianapolis to reissue their joint publications. They had every right to as they had paid to have them made. Pictures from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a shameless attempt to cash in on the recent smash hit musical extravaganza The Wizard of Oz. The color lithographed covers were based on publicity photographs of Fred Stone and Dave Montgomery as the Scarecrow and the Tin Man in the play. Because Ogilvie did not possess the book's actual printing plates, he merely commissioned a new story from hack writer Russell and printed it on the versos of Denslow's original color plates. This largely incomprehensible "Story telling the Adventures of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Little Girl" bears almost no resemblance to Baum's American fairy tale. It mentions neither the name "Dorothy" or the word "Oz." Unfortunately, two of the plates (the pictorial title page and the picture of Glinda the Good) were used as endpapers and pasted to the backs of the wrappers. Although Denslow's name appears on both the cover and title page of this pamphlet, he does not seem to have approved of or been personally involved in any way with its production." An interesting and scarce ephemeral production in the Wizard of Oz pantheon. Collates complete. Hanff and Greene note that the cover pictures are not by Denslow and the spine has appeared in various colors. There was apparently only one printing of the entire book. 32254 
Price: 653.30 USD
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SKY ISLAND, Baum, L. Frank
14 SKY ISLAND Baum, L. Frank
Chicago Reilly & Britton Co. 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by John R Neill 
Children's; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First (1st) edition first (1st) state of text with with publisher's ads on verso of half-title listing six Baum titles, in first (1st) state binding with cover illustration edged in red. . Ownership page with neatly penciled name. Contents VG and generally clean. 12 color plates. Sound binding. 24656 
Price: 446.45 USD
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THE MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO, Baum, L. Frank & Ruth Plumly Thompson.
15 THE MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO Baum, L. Frank & Ruth Plumly Thompson.
M. A. Donohue & Co, 1913[1903] First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is a low priced Donohue edition published in competition with the more expensive Bobbs-Merril edition. Damaged H on p51. This is a variant 1st printing with blank eps, 12 properly located color plates [all present] and lt blue cloth. Satisfies all points as per Bienvenue. Covers with fading, minor spotting to free end papers, neat ownership dated Christmas 1913 with 3 small Christmas stickers next to it. Otherwise unmarked. 35416 
Price: 117.50 USD
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THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ, L. Frank Baum
16 THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ L. Frank Baum
Bobbs Merrill [1944] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Evelyn Copelman 
Color & b/w; 8 color plates . Illustrations adapted by Copelman from the original illustrations by Denslow. One of Merrill's several reprints of the 1944 edition with a number of variations. Red cloth spine over illustrated grn cloth. 34985 
Price: 32.85 USD
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THE PURPLE DRAGON AND OTHER FANTASIES, Baum, L. Frank 1856-1919 (Annotated by David L Greene)
17 THE PURPLE DRAGON AND OTHER FANTASIES Baum, L. Frank 1856-1919 (Annotated by David L Greene)
Lakemont, GA Fictioneer Books LTD 1976 0934882010 / 9780934882019 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Tim Kirk 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by estate authorized facsimile signature of L Frank Baum as well as actual autographs of Greene and Kirk on pastedown attached to half title page. From a limited edition of pre-press run with Baum's signature. Appears new and unread with very minor rubbing to bottom of front DJ panel.. ; Signed by All Authors 24650 
Price: 281.95 USD
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THE RUNAWAY SHADOWS AND OTHER STORIES, Baum, L. Frank
18 THE RUNAWAY SHADOWS AND OTHER STORIES Baum, L. Frank
The International Wizard of Oc Club Inc 1980 First Edition Paperback As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Eubank, Bill 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 40 pages; Six stories shedding light on the development of Frank Baum's imagination. Strange Tale of Nursery Folk, The Bad Man, The King Who Changed His Mind, The Runaway Shadows, A Kidnapped Santa Claus, Nelelel's Fairyland 24645 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE WOGGLE-BUG BOOK (FACSIMILE OF 1905), Baum, L. Frank
19 THE WOGGLE-BUG BOOK (FACSIMILE OF 1905) Baum, L. Frank
Delmar Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints 1978 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Facsimile of the 1905 edition. As new. ; 0 34593 
Price: 93.95 USD
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