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A New Wonderland - Frank Baum 1st edition, B binding (c.1900).
This is actually the FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITTEN BY BAUM (although Mother Goose In Prose reached publication before A New Wonderland, this was written earlier and delayed in publication). This is a marvelous fantasy taking place in Phunnyland inhabited by Princes Zingle and Fiddlecumdoo, Timtom and the Princesses Truella and Pattycake. Illustrated by FRANK VER BECK with pictorial endpapers, 16 2-color plates including title, plus numerous black and whites. This title, which was an obvious attempt to cash in on the popularity of Alice In Wonderland, was drastically reworked and later published as The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo. A notoriously rare Baum fantasy, that when found is usually lacking the frontis. The plates, though unnumbered, are included in the pagination. Justin Schiller once had a file copy from the publisher that was annotated to indicate that the firm had run short of frontispieces.

This copy is also missing frontis. This book have all pages including color plates. This is a variant "B" binding what is quite rare. At the time of listing I could not locate any other "B" binding available online. Condition: Very Good-. Complete copies if found usually sells for over $7000.





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The Gingerbread Man. Early edition. Frank Baum (c.1917)
Reilly & Lee edition. Complete with 4 color plates. Condition: Fair+/Good-.

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The Boy Fortune Hunters in the South Seas. Frank Baum (c.1908)
Part of the Fortune Hunter series .The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1911. First edition., 1st state. Variant 1. Condition: Very Good




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The Boy Fortune Hunters in Egypt. Frank Baum (c.1908)
Part of the Fortune Hunter series. (1908) 1st edition, 2nd printing. The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1908. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Good+.

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The Boy Fortune Hunters in Alaska. Frank Baum (c.1908)
Part of the Fortune Hunter series. (1908) 1st edition, 3rd printing. Ex library. Condition: Good+.

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Annabel - 2nd edition. ( c.1912). Reilly & Britton - Sold 12/2/2013
The Reilly & Britton Company, Chicago, 1912. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Nuyttens, Joseph Pierre (illustrator). Second Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A pseudonymous title by L. Frank Baum, creator of Oz. Bound in pale green cloth with titles and decorations stamped in black and white. Second printing, with the 1912 copyright and three illustrations on glossy paper. This copy from the personal collection of Justin G. Schiller that was sold an auction in the 1970s. Lot 0141. ( see last photo).


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Dot and Tot of Merryland. 1901 first edition. Frank Baum (c.1901)
1st edition, only one printing. Geo. M. Hill Co, Publisher. 1901. No plates, illustrations printed throughout in black, red and brown. Size 8 3/4 x 6 7/8. 226 pages. Baum's last collaboration with illustrator Denslow. Very Good+ condition.

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Father Goose His book. 1st edition. Frank Baum (c.1899) Sold 12/4/15
6th printing from 1905 by Boobs Merrill Company. Inscription date this book to November 1906. Only 30,000 copies of this edition printed

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The Master Key. First edition, 1st state. Frank Baum. (c.1901)
The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, [1901], 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-18] 1-245 [246: blank], twelve inserted plates with illustrations in color and other black and white sketches in the text by F. Y. Corey, title page printed in red and black, original olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, pictorial paper overlay on front plate. First edition, first state with "The Bowen-Merrill Company" on copyright measuring 1 21/32 inches in length and gatherings sewn in eights. "This 'fairy tale founded upon the wonders of electricity' might be considered a venture into the realm of science fiction. It is the story of a boy who, in the course of his experimentations with the electrical equipment that fills his room, accidentally touches the Master Key and summons up the Demon of Electricity." Condition: Very Good-

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A KIDNAPPED SANTA CLAUS - c1969.
A KIDNAPPED SANTA CLAUS BY Frank Baum. Illustrated by Richard Rosenblum. COpyright 1969. Stated first edition. Published by Bobbs Merrill Co. HARDBACK IN GOOD CONDITION,PAGES ARE CLEAN AND TIGHT,JACKET IS WORN AND TORN ALONG THE EDGES. Some watermarks to first 3 pages ( see last photo).


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Twinkle and Chubbins: Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature Fairyland. (c.1911). Sold 1/19/2013
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1911. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Good +. First Edition. First printing. Yellow-orange cloth stamped in red, green, and black. An omnibus of the six "Twinkle Tales" of 1906. A Fair copy, with moderate soiling to the covers, some internal spotting and soil. Still a nice copy of an extremely elusive Baum title.

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The Last Egyptian 1st edition, 1st state. Frank Baum. (c.1908)
THE LAST EGYPTIAN STERN 1908 1ST EDITION /1st state by Frank Baum. 8 color plates. First issue, with publisher's name printed once on copyright page, and illustrations page on verso of contents page. New hinges with new endpapers. This adult book was later made into a 1914 movie by Baum's movie production company. Baum didn't want to have his name associated with an adult book so this was published with no author at all. Condition: Good+

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