1911 · Chicago
Original yellow cloth pictorially stamped in black, green and red; professionally rebacked, new endpapers. 8vo; 7.75 inches tall; 384 pp. full page illustrations in color and b/w by Maginel Wright Enright. [sister of Frank Llyod Wright. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with age appropriate hand-soiling. Faint eraser of previous name on front free endpage. . One of the Rarest Baum Titles, using the Laura Bancroft Pseudonym.
The Twinkle Tales is a 1905 series by L. Frank Baum, published under the pen name Laura Bancroft. The six stories were issued in separate booklets by Baum's publisher Reilly & Britton, with illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright.
In 1911, the six eight-chapter stories were collected as Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland which is a misnomer, since Chubbins appears in only two stories and few are set in 'Nature-Fairyland'.
The individual stories are as follows:
Bandit Jim Crow;
REF: Hathi; Bienvenue & Schmidt, 290; Carpenter, 50; wiki Thompsom 158. (Inventory #: 013211)