Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Arts and Crafts of Publishing in Chicago, 1900 [with] A Bookbinder’s Analysis of the First Edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
by [Leaf Book]. Baum, Frank; Hanff, Peter E.; Riley, Michael.
Folio. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2011. Folio, 141, ; , 47,  pp. The leaf book is bound in quarter green cloth over illustrated boards; the bookbinder’s analysis in printed and illustrated stiff wrappers. In a brown cloth covered slipcase. As new. With an original leaf from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz printed in Chicago in 1900. These two works bring together important new scholarship on the printing and design history of an American classic. The leaf in this copy is page 104 from chapter 9, The Queen of the Field Mice bearing nine lines of text and a field full of mice, their queen in the foreground. (Inventory #: 104970)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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