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1 Baum, L. Frank; Foreward By Martin Williams A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Indianapolis & New York The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc. 1969 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Very Good Jacket Richard Rosenblum Signed
Written by Baum in 1904, this story first appeared at the time in a woman's magazine and later, in 1915, within an obscure anthology of christmas tales. This book represents the first time that it was published as a book in its own right and it was fully illustrated in 1969 by Rosenblum. It is illustrated on every page in pen and ink style in brown, black and red. Green cloth boards with red line illustration to upper board and titling to backstrip. This copy comes from the library of Ray Powell, who wrote two Oz books - The Raggedys in Oz [1968] and Mr. Flint in Oz [1969]. There is his personal library plate on the verso of the ffep.There is a personal inscription on the ffep to Powell from Martin Williams, who wrote the foreward to the book. This inscription is dated 1969, the publication year of the book. Very slight nicks to the edges of the folds of the dustjacket. Very minor rubbing to corners of boards and very minor sunning to edges of end papers. A very good copy. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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2 Baum, L. Frank The Emerald City of Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Cloth Very Good Good Jacket John R. Neill 
Late 1950's. With the 1929 dust jacket design by John R. Neill. Illustrated throughout by Neil with black and white wood-cuts. This was the sixth Oz book, originally published in 1910. Green cloth boards with rabbit illustration and 'Reilly & Lee' in semi script on spine. [see Hanff & Greene]. Black & white illustrated end papers. 296 pp. Corners slightly rubbed, some sunning to spine. Several chips / tears to dust jacket (mainly around folds) with old sellotape repairs now replaced with archival tape. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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3 Baum, L. Frank The Enchanted Island of Yew
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1903 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Fanny Y. Cory 
With eight colour plates and several other in text wood cut illustrations, this is a first edition, third state. From the creator of Oz, Yew is another fantasy land created by Baum. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. There is a crack [mainly visible inside] along the upper board. A few fingerprints inside, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 105.00 GBP
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4 Baum, L. Frank The Lost Princess of Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Decorative Cloth Fair John R. Neill 
dated between 1920 and 1935 [Hanff & Greene]. Contains 11 colour plates [1 missing] with captions and many wood cuts, all by John R. Neill. Mid green cloth boards with front paste down illustration. Black & white illustrated end papers. This was the 11th Oz book, first published in 1917. 313 pp. Backstrip badly stained and faded; wear to upper and lower boards. Front and rear hinges cracked. Light pencil colouring to some of the wood cuts. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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5 Baum, L. Frank The Road to Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Cloth Very Good Good Jacket John R. Neill 
1959, in the dustjacket designed by Roycraft (ref. Hanff & Greene, p. 138]. Contains the original black and white wood-cut illustrations by John Neill. Originally published in 1909, this is the fifth in the Oz series of books. Beige cloth boards with an illustration of Toto and Reilly & Lee in semi script on the spine. Black & white illustrated end papers. 261 pp. Very clean boards and contents - almost fine. Small chips to top / bottom of dust jacket spine and flap folds (now re-inforced with archival tape) and slightly grubby dj. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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