L. Frank Baum The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1913
The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum Wizard of Oz book is for sale. This is the rare The Patchwork Girl of Oz first edition first issue by L. Frank Baum published by The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, U.S.A. in 1913. Importantly, this edition of The Patchwork Girl of Oz has the error of the “C” in the word “Chap. Three” overlapping onto the text – click here to see a photograph of this page.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz is only the seventh of the Wizard of Oz books, with the first Wizard of Oz book being The Wonderful Wizard of Oz published in 1900.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz measures 7.00 x 9.25 inches (approximately), 340 numbered pages with the synopsis for the Wizard of Oz books The Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, and The Emerald City of Oz.
This early Wizard of Oz book has its original green binding. The front board has a large illustration of The Patchwork Girl by John R. Neill. The spine is also decorated by John R. Neill. The Patchwork Girl binding is in Very Good condition with fading to the spine, wear to the top and bottom of the spine, a red mark to the top right of the front board, light corner knocks and edge wear, and light marks to the back board. Otherwise, an extremely clean and attractive first edition first state binding for this early Wizard of Oz book.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz is packed with large one-page and smaller colour illustrations, together with numerous black and white illustrations by John R. Neill.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with only light age toning to the pages.
This is a very rare and collectable Wizard of Oz book, being number 7 in the series of Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum. Wizard of Oz books are one of the most collected of all children’s illustrated books.