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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. 1st edition, 1st state. Frank Baum. (c.1902)
1st edition. 1st state. Complete with all required 20 color plates. Printed in 1902. 1st state based on Chpter heading being Book first, book second and Third. Very Good condition.

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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: Near Fine.

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Mother Goose in Prose. Frank Baum. MAXFIELD PARRISH
Way and Williams, Chicago, 1897. Hardcover Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Over 9.75" - 12" tall. A magnificent copy of L. FRANK BAUM'S first children's book AND the first book by famous illustrator, MAXFIELD PARRISH. The last story in the book introduces a little girl by the name of Dorothy who, unbeknownst to her and perhaps her creator, had an exciting future ahead of her with the Wizard of Oz and Toto. 12 full page illustrations by Maxfield Parrish are all present; PLATE 248 (THREE WISE MEN) HAS REPAIR TO TOP AND RIGHT SIDE OF PAGE AS SHOWN IN PICTURES. BACK COVER HAS STAIN AND WEAR AS SHOWN IN PICTURES. SPINE REWORKED. THIS IS A SOUND COPY WITH NO LOOSE PAGES. CONCLUDES PAGE 265 WITH SMALL NUMBER STAMP ON REVERSE BLANK SIDE. ON THIRD FROM THE LAST PAGE IS PRINTED BY R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS CO. THE LAKESIDE PRESS, FOR WAY & WILLIAMS, PUBLISHERS, CHICAGO, USA. INSIDE COVER AND 1ST BLANK PAGE AND LAST BLANK PAGE ARE STAMPED JAMES S. EVANS SCHOOL LIBRARY.

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. 1st edition, 1st state. Frank Baum. (c.1902)
1st edition. 1st state. Complete with all required 20 color plates. Printed in 1902.

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Jaglon and the tiger fairies. Frank Baum. (c.1912)
c.1953. Reilly & Lee. 1st edition. Complete with over many illustrations. Condition: Very Good.


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Baums own book for children 1st edition. Frank Baum. (c.1912)
Copyright 1912. Reilly & Britton. Condition: Good. Missing front end endpapers

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Prince Mudturtle. 1st edition. Frank Baum (c.1906)
Reilly & Britton. 1st edition and part of the Twinkle tales series. Frank Baum under Laura Bancroft pseudo name, Condition: Good

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Magical Monarch of Mo. 1915 edition. Frank Baum (c.1905)

Early edition by Donohue. Circa 1915. Complete with many color illustrations. Condition: Fair.

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Bandit Jim Crow. 1st edition. Frank Baum (c.1906)
Reilly & Britton Co, 1906. 1st edition , later printing. Book Condition: Fair. Maginel Wright Enright (illustrator). First Edition. 16mo. 64 pp. [1906]. 17 bright, clean, full color illus. by Maginel Wright Enright, sister of Frank Lloyd Wright. One page open tear ( see last photo).

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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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Once upon a time. 1st edition. Frank Baum (c.1916)

Reilly & Britton. 1st edition by Reilly & Britton. Complete in rare Reilly & Britton Dust Jacket.

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Sugar-loaf Mountain. 1st edition. Frank Baum (c.1906)

1st edition, 1st state. Frank Baum under Laura Bancroft name. Complete with red endpapers and all 15 color plates. Reilly & Britton. Condition: Very Good+.

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