L. Frank Baum The Wonder City of Oz First Edition, First State 1940
The Wonder City of Oz Wizard of Oz book written by L Frank Baum and illustrated by John R Neill is for sale. This is the first edition first state published by Reilly & Lee in Chicago, U.S.A. in 1940.
This wonderful Wizard of Oz book measures 7.00 x 9.25 inches (approximately),318 numbered pages with numerous one-page, double-page and smaller black and white illustrations throughout this wonderful Wizard of Oz book.
The original dust jacket is still present but is in poor condition with the front flap still present with the price but detached, and losses particularly to the spine. But, this is a first state dust jacket with the list of the Wizard of Oz books to the back flap.
The Wonder City of Oz original binding is exceptionally clean and highly attractive with the colour illustration to the front board and with an illustrated spine. There is light fading to the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise an exceptional binding in Very Good + for this wartime Wizard of Oz first edition book.
The pages have numerous stunning illustrations with illustrated front endpapers and rear endpapers. The page are in Very Good + being very clean but with age toning that can be seen when the book is closed to the top edge and fore-edge.