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THE ROAD TO OZ, Baum, L. Frank
1 Baum, L. Frank THE ROAD TO OZ
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co 1940 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
261 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of brick colored cloth with color illustration on-lat at front cover. Dustjacket is chipped at corners and spine ends and all along edge of spine. Date is approximate. Reilly and Lee in semi-script on spine and title page; black and white image of Dorothy and Tin Man and other rolling Oz hoops along the road on endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Stamped price on front flap $1.75 - rear DJ flap lists to Scalawagons. A wonderful vintage edition of one of Frank Baum's fabulous Oz books. 
Price: 64.95 USD
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THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ, Baum, L. Frank &  John O'Neill (illustrations)
2 Baum, L. Frank & John O'Neill (illustrations) THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1940 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding with colour illustration onlay at front cover in a very good dustjacket with a few short closed tears and minor chipping at spine ends. Date is approximate. Reilly and Lee in semi-script on spine and title page; black and white image of Dorothy's and Ozma's face on endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Price on front flap $1.75 - rear DJ flap lists to Scalawagons. A wonderful vintage edition of one of Frank Baum's fabulous Oz books. 
Price: 64.95 USD
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THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ, Baum, L. Frank ; Frank R. Neill (illustrator)
3 Baum, L. Frank ; Frank R. Neill (illustrator) THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1940 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Clean and tight in original binding of light green cloth with color illustration on-lat at front cover. Dustjacket has some light chipping at spine ends, price $1.75. Date is approximate. Reilly and Lee in semi-script on spine and title page; black and white image of Oz characters in a large crowd. Black and white illustrations throughout. Rear DJ flap lists to Scalawagons. A wonderful vintage edition of one of Frank Baum's fabulous Oz books in which the Scarecrow Searches for His Family Tree and Discovers he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island 
Price: 84.95 USD
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THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ, Baum, L. Frank ; Frank R. Neill (illustrator)
4 Baum, L. Frank ; Frank R. Neill (illustrator) THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1940 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean and tight in original binding of light blue cloth with color illustration on-lat at front cover. Dustjacket has some light chipping at spine ends, printed price is clipped, stamped price of $1.75. Date is approximate. Reilly and Lee in semi-script on spine and title page; black and white image of Oz characters gathered around a table. Black and white illustrations throughout. Rear DJ flap lists to Scalawagons. A wonderful vintage edition of one of Frank Baum's fabulous Oz books. 
Price: 64.95 USD
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Children's Stories from Dickens, Re-told By His Grand-Daughter and Others Illustrated by: [Frances Brundage], Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles; edited by Edric Vredenburg, Dickens, Charles
5 Dickens, Charles Children's Stories from Dickens, Re-told By His Grand-Daughter and Others Illustrated by: [Frances Brundage], Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles; edited by Edric Vredenburg
London Raphael Tuck & Sons 1907 Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
104 pages; Publisher's green cloth, pictorial decoration in gilt on the front cover and spine, beveled edges to the boards. Date is approximate. Minor wear to the binding, with a short, trifling tear at the edge of the rear free endpaper, some tanning to the first and last leaves (transfer from the paper of the endpapers), and a black ink rectangle to a small portion of the title page (effectively obscuring a single name). The first Tuck-published text with this title was issued about 1890, with 48 pages of letterpress text, and 12 chromolithographed illustrations by Frances Brundage. By the time of the DIckens centenary in 1911, the Tuck firm published a more luxurious edition with a slightly altered title page, naming the author's grandaughter: "Children's Stories from Dickens Re-told By His Grand-daughter Mary Angela Dickens and Others." London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1911.. Illustrated by Harold Copping. There was a special issue of this new and expanded Tuck edition issued in a numbered edition of 500 Copies signed by Dickens' Grand-Daughters, with Dickens' Centenery stamp on upper pastedown -- in gilt- decorated red cloth, all edges gilt. The book offerred here appears to have been issued by Tuck in the years between these two editions-- probably about 1907. The text had grown to 104 pages, but the Tuck stock of the color plates appears to have been exhausted. So this copy was issued with the alteration to the title page mentioned above, on which the first name of the list of illustrators, contained in a border formed by a decorative shield, was neatly and effectively blacked out. This was Frances Brundage -- the artist responsible for the colored plates (not present in this copy). Frances Isabelle (Lockwood) Brundage (18541937), the daughter of the artist Rembrandt Lockwood -- was a mainstay of the firm of Raphael Tuck & Sons. She was responsible for a number of popular images depicting attractive and endearing children on postcards, valentines, calendars, and other ephemera. As a book illustrator, she became known for illustrated children's classics such as the novels of Louisa May Alcott, Johanna Spyri, and Robert Louis Stevenson, and traditional literary collections such as The Arabian Nights and the stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood. In the case of Alcott, the remarkable story is that the young artist sold her first professional work a sketch illustrating a poem by Louisa May Alcott to the author. Brundage was her married name -- Frances Lockwood married William Tyson Brundage in 1886 and worked prolifically under that name until her own death at 82, in 1937. Raphael Tuck founded his firm in 1866. The great international boom in postcards made Tuck and his heirs a great success. Many of the Tuck firm's charming chromolithographs were printed in the founders' native Germany. It may be that, even before the difficulties created by the first World War, it took time to restock color plates, particularly those stocked from foreign printers. This issue, with wonderful black and white plates and text illustrations by Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles -- may have been prepared to clear out the remaining stock of sheets before the planned enlarged edition which Tuck was to issue in the centennary year of 1911. Or, it may be that only a few copies of this issue were published, by necessity, without the colored chromolithographs. Either way, it makes commercial sense that the firm would delete the name of one of their most popular artists, whose fine work was (temporarily) not included in these few copies issued without her chromolithographs. A scarce Dickens "B" item -- not mentioned in OCLC, etc. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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6 Ewing, Juliana Horatia ; Edna Cooke STORIES BY JULIANA HORATIA EWING
New York The Dial Press 1935 Hardcover Very Good+ 4to 
426 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of dark blue cloth with beautiful paste-on by Edna Cooke on front cover. Large gold lettering on front cover; lettering sharp & clear. Lettering on spine faded. Book very bright, tight & clean with some faint foxing. Eight delightful color plates by Edna Cooke. Some of the stories included are Daddy Darwin's Dovecote, Old Father Christmas, The Story of a Short Life, "So-So", Dandelion Clocks, Mary's Meadow, The Story of a Short Life, A Very Ill-Tempered Family, Lob Lie-by-the-Fire, The Peace Egg, and more. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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HELD TO RANSOM A Story of Spanish Brigands, Forester, F. B. ; Archibald Webb
7 Forester, F. B. ; Archibald Webb HELD TO RANSOM A Story of Spanish Brigands
London Thomas Nelson And Sons 1902 Hardcover Very Good 
viii, (2), 9-408, (8) pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with the image smoking gun and bag of dubloons on the spine and a Spanish brigand with a rifle on a rocky coastline on the front board, bright gilt at spine. Light foxing to titlepage and frontis. OCLC: 44083527 Six full page plate illustrations by Archibald Webb. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Grahame, Kenneth ; & Paul Bransom (illustrator)
8 Grahame, Kenneth ; & Paul Bransom (illustrator) THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1920 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
351 pages; Contents clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with image on front cover of a lake seen through the dangling branches of a willow tree, image in green, white, yellow, blue and gold with a touch of red lettering. Cloth worn at spine ends and light rubbing to front board. Quite attractive example of this edition illustrated by Paul Bransom with ten full page colour plates. 
Price: 99.95 USD
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9 Hume, Fergus ; Maria L. Kirk (Illustrator) TALES OF FAIRYLAND - Chronicles of Fairyland
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
191 pages; 1911 First Edition. Pictorial red cloth binding with a fairy sitting and writing at a tall scribe's desk. Contents excellent - clean, tight, all eight colour plates fine. Binding bright, square, but for some superficial staining to spine. Includes seven stories from "King Oberon's Library" and The Enchanted Forest. OCLC: 7786915; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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10 Lyon, Elinor ; Christine Price (illustrator) RUN AWAY HOME
New York Viking Press 1953 067061047X / 9780670610471 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
192 pages; Clean and tight in original tan cloth binding with green lettering in price-clipped dustjacket with edgewear and some tiny closed tears, some spots of toning to inside flaps. Copyright page states "Published by the Viking Press in September 1953." Illustrated by Christine Price. In this, the third Ian and Sovra story, the pair discover that life in Edinburgh can be as thrilling as life in their own Western Highlands. For there they meet Cathie, who's escaped from an orphanage. They smuggle her out to a secret hut on the coast, where, after her rides in lorries and rolls of carpet, she's only too delighted to enjoy the free outdoor life of her new friends, while Ian and Sovra do a spot of detection for her. How they solved the mystery and found that this land of mountains, lochs and white sand really was Cathie's home is told in this exciting adventure. 
Price: 99.95 USD
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THE STORY OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS, Pyle, Howard
11 Pyle, Howard THE STORY OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS
New York Scribners 1907 Hardcover Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
312, (1) pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial binding, b&w illustrations throughout by Howard Pyle. Original owner's brief inscription on first blank after endpapers "John W. Dwight, Jr. / Christmas 1911 / from Wilson Driver / Washington, D.C." John W. Dwight Sr. was a representative frm New York to the 62nd U.S. Congress. OCLC: 2669871 Quite a nice example of this classic of illustrated literature. 
Price: 74.95 USD
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THE BOY WITH THE U.S. EXPLORERS, Rolt-Wheeler, Francis
12 Rolt-Wheeler, Francis THE BOY WITH THE U.S. EXPLORERS
Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1914 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
U.S. Service Series; 319 pages; A near Fine example of the First printing of this wonderful volume. Clean and tight in original pictorial binding with gilt lettering at front board and spine, image of pine trees on spine and decorative stamping on front cover depicting a saguaro catus, stalks of maize, and horses with farm eguipment around a photograph of a man with a shovel in a jungle setting. OCLC: 8586271 Illustrated with 32 photos on glossy paper stock, 319 text pages followed by 4 pages of ads. Series lists only 5 titles in the ads at rear; this book was the sixth in the Series 
Price: 29.95 USD
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THE MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ, Snow, Jack; illustrated by Frank Kramer; L. Frank Baum
13 Snow, Jack; illustrated by Frank Kramer; L. Frank Baum THE MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ
Chicago Reilly & Lee Co 1946 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
242 pages; Clean and tight in original light gray cloth binding with colour illustrations mounted on front board. Pictorial endpapers, black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's name in semi script at spine, endpapers printed in green, measure about 1 1/16" thick. The Magical Mimics in Oz (1946) is the thirty-seventh in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the first written by Jack Snow. It was illustrated by Frank G. Kramer. Snow based his villainous Magical Mimics on the Phanfasms in Baum's Emerald City. In the eleventh chapter of that book, Baum states that "the Erbs are the most powerful and merciless of all evil spirits, and the Phanfasms of Phantastico belong to the race of Erbs." Snow makes his Mimics another type of Erb; they live within the hollows of Mount Illuso, a peak next door to Mount Phantastico. Like the Phanfasms, the Mimics are ugly and malevolent shape-shifters; they have the additional trick of being able to copy the appearance of humans, simply by stepping into their shadows. People duplicated in this way are paralyzed by the magic, but remain conscious. A very nice example of this wonderful Oz book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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14 Thompson, Ruth Plumly ; John R. Neill (illustrator) THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. 1939 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 
283 pages; Clean and tight in original orange cloth boards with wonderful bright colour illustration mounted on front board. John R. Neill's fabulous black and white illustrations throughout. Dustjacket has edgewear, chipping at spine ends, 1 1/2" closed tear at top edge of front panel near spine, original price intact ($1.75). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 99.95 USD
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CLIPPED WINGS, Westerman, Percy F. ; E.S. Hodgson (illustrator)
15 Westerman, Percy F. ; E.S. Hodgson (illustrator) CLIPPED WINGS
London Blackie and Son 1920 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
319 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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