by Thompson, Ruth Plumly [author]; Baum, L. Frank [original series author]; Neill, John R. [illustrator]
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co, 1927. First Edition, First State. large 8vo., 309 pp., G; emerald green cloth boards, black lettering to spine, pictorial front board with yellow lettering; cocking to spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, spine faded olive green (lettering clear and legible); bumping/fraying with slight material loss to corners of boards; boards shaken/slightly cocked, starting hinge, no shelf lean, binding intact; minimal wear to cover art affixed to front board; boards protected by plastic wrapper; age-toning/wear to text-block; age-toning to interior, text legible, illustrations clear; creasing/buckling to front endpapers (e.g., first page underneath "This Book Belongs To" illustration); tear to p. 206 and adjacent full-color plate; pub. 1927 stated to copyright page, no mention of further printings; First Edition, First State, with 12 full-color plates including frontispiece; shelved Front Case. Dupont.
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