Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1903, after. Hardcover. Green publishers cloth with orange and green pastedown illustration covering front cover with title of "The Wizard of Oz", spine printed title of The Wizard of Oz with lions head in center, Bobbs Merrill at base, plain paper endpapers, the whole measure 7.125" wide and 9 1/16" tall1.375" thick. 208 pp with 8 full-color plates and other full-page bw and illustrations. Good, scuffing to covers, minor threadwear at top and base of spine, inner front hinge paper cleanly broken, cloth firm. Minor wear to tips of boards, minor light staining in two areas of rear cover. Contents tight and clean, original owner created a tiny paper pocket and stapled it to the rear free endpaper and tucked an even small piece of paper inside, like a card pocket. Previous owner has placed a bookplate inside front cover that appears to be late 20s or early 30s in style, of girl and horse, Color is worn off the cloth along the front outer hinge, but no breaks. Item #168726
An early printing of the 1903 edition. Copyright page has three entries, the last being 1903. It should be noted that this is the only copy I have found that has a pasted image on the cover which shows the tin-man's hat tip piercing the text box, which makes me believe it to be an early or first printing of this edition style.
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