NEILL, J.R.. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Britton 1904. 4to, red pict. cloth, 287p., 6 tiny margin mends, front hinge sightly rubbed but not weak, occasional margin soil and slight cover soil else near FINE AND BRIGHT. FIRST EDITION FIRST STATE in B binding with red cloth titled in dark blue on spine panel and in blue and silver on front cover, the spine with a decorative image of General Jinjur standing atop an emerald. 1st issue sheets, with no publication date on the copyright page, the illustration on page  in large format, illustrations on page  and page  in reverse order - likewise the tailpieces on pages 82 and 158. Illustrated with numerous full and partial page black & whites, 16 color plates on glossy stock inserted throughout the text block. by J.R.NEILL and photo-pictorial endpapers of Montgomery and Stone. This is a beautiful copy of the rare first/first and in reality, rarer than a first/first of the Wizard. HG II.
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