West, Paul and Denslow, W.W.
Title: The Pearl and the Pumpkin
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: New York G. W. Dillingham Co. 1904
Illustrator: W. W. Denslow
Seller ID: 000770
Contains 16 colour plates as well as two tone illustrations in black and orange on about half of the other pages, all by W. W. Denslow who also co-authored this book with Paul West. Denslow was the illustrator of the original Wizard of Oz book. Due to a falling out with Baum, Denslow only illustrated the first Oz book and then went on to this book four years later. This book was made into a successful Broadway musical in 1905. Each plate and illustration within the text has Denslow's characteristic and complicated signature based around a sea horse. Green cloth boards with green titling to upper board and spine, with paste down colour illustration to upper board. Very nice illustrated end papers in grey, black and orange. 239 pp. Titling to upper board and backstrip faded. Corners / edges worn, a little loss to top / tail of backstrip. Front and rear hinges partly broken. Contents clean and complete. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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