The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of OZ L. Frank Baum Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A., 1903 The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A., 1903. Hardcover. W. W. Denslow (illustrator). 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "The New Wizard of OZ" on title page. 259 numbered pages plus "Home Again". 14 color illustrations. Book in fair/good condition: Early Edition of the Classic Fairy Tale. Grey/Green cloth cover with blocked Illustrations and Lettering in Black and Yellow. The Scarecrow and a crow are on the front with Yellow & Black Title and Black Lettering; The Cowardly Lion's portrait is on the spine, with black lettering and the Tin Woodman is on the Back. Front and rear endpapers illustrated with the Lion roaring in a Poppy Field while the Scarecrow and Tin Man watching. The text block is tight and clean it has never had any pages loose as all edges are good. End paper joints have been professionally reinforced and minor tidying to head and tail of cloth spine. Overall a bright solid sharp copy.