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RARE 1939 WIZARD OF OZ SOAP Set/5 KERK GUILD Frank Baum Book FIGURINES Set - #1. Sold 1/22/12
VERY RARE AND RARELY SEEN "1939 WIZARD OF OZ SOAP, SET OF 5 CHARACTERS, BY KERK GUILD". I have TWO SETS currently and this is SET #1.

When the MGM "The Wizard of Oz" with Judy Garland came out in 1939 Kerk Guild came out with a really neat Ozzy item of WIZARD OF OZ SOAP CHARACTERS (featuring The Wizard of Oz, The Wicked Witch of the West, The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman). They stand about 4" tall and as you can see they all stand up perfectly fine. This set is in GOOD CONDITION. Each character has some paint loss from being over 70 years old! You can read more about this set on page 123 top right hand side of The Wizard of Oz Collector's Treasury ( see last photo).

Our price: $600.00 (€522.00)
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RARE 1939 WIZARD OF OZ SOAP Set/5 KERK GUILD Frank Baum Book FIGURINES Set - #2
VERY RARE AND RARELY SEEN "1939 WIZARD OF OZ SOAP, SET OF 5 CHARACTERS, BY KERK GUILD". I have TWO SETS currently and this is SET #2.

When the MGM "The Wizard of Oz" with Judy Garland came out in 1939 Kerk Guild came out with a really neat Ozzy item of WIZARD OF OZ SOAP CHARACTERS (featuring The Wizard of Oz, The Wicked Witch of the West, The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman). They stand about 4" tall and as you can see they all stand up perfectly fine. This set is in GOOD CONDITION. Each character has some paint loss from being over 70 years old! You can read more about this set on page 123 top right hand side of The Wizard of Oz Collector's Treasury ( see last photo).

Our price: $400.00 (€348.00)
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The Daring Twins, Baum, L. Frank, 1911 1st edition 1st printing in original dust jacket - On Hold 3/28/12
1911. The Reilly & Britton. Illustrated by Pauline M.Batcheider. First edition, only one printing in the original dust jacket. Binding "A". 4 inserts in b&w. Condition: Near Fine.








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L. FRANK BAUM ex libris bookplate author The Wizard of OZ
Original ex libris bookplate for L. Frank Baum author of The Wizard of Oz book series. Plate reads "From The Personal Library of L. Frank Baum Ozcot Hollywood, California". Plate measures approximately 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.

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FRANK JOSLYN BAUM ex libris bookplate son of L. Frank Baum
Original ex libris bookplate for Frank Josply Baum, son of L. Frank Baum author of The Wizard of Oz book series. Plate measures approximately 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.

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Woggle-bug book. 1st edition, 1st state. Frank Baum. (c.1905)
The only edition from 1905 by Reilly & Britton. 1st state based on Oziana due to absence of yellow border on the back cover. Very rare book. Size 15 by 11 1/4.


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A New Wonderland - Frank Baum 1st editiion, A binding (c.1900). Sold 7/1/2013
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.

This copy is also missing frontis. This book should have 190 pages. But this copy is have 188 pages including color plates. Missing one text page and rear end free illustrated end paper. Condition: Fair. 1st state, A binding Complete copies if found usually sells for over $7000.




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Original oil painting of Patchwork Girl of Oz. Large 50x 32
Original oil painting of Patchwork Girl of Oz. Large 50x 32

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Geo M. Hill, 1st edition, 1st state. B binding
Geo Hill Publisher. Wonderful Wizard of OZ. 1st edition, 1st state. 1st edition / 1st state. 24 color plates. All Points for the 1st state from Oziana. Binding B. Earliest copy of the 1st state with no copyright date on the back of the title page. Out of 10,000 copies of 1st state published, this is the copy is probably from the 1st 3000 press run.

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Original Manuscript for Merry go around with correspondence. ~ 1963
McGRAW, Eloise Jarvis (1915-2000) and Lauren McGraw Wagner. Merry Go Round in Oz.Lauren McGraw Wagner went back to her maiden name of Lauren Lynn McGraw, but is now an acclaimed painter under the name of Inanna McGraw. Bound typed manuscript with numerous corrections in pencil with two pencil two studies (on three sheets) by Dick Martin tipped in and TLS laid in from the author to Fred M. Meyer, April 26, 1979 . 194 ff. Folio (285 x 220 mm). Dark red boards with gilt-lettered spine. Condition: minor soiling to spine edges, endpapers offset. Provenance: gift from Eloise Jarvis McGraw to Fred M. Meyer. original manuscript for the fortieth oz book with two sketches. Parts of the typescript for Merry Go Round in Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1963) are heavily annotated with many sections crossed out. The Martin sketches are for the endpapers and an omitted heading for Chapter 17. Meyer also bound in Xeroxes of correspondence of McGraw with Martin and Meyer (June 12, 1963 to March 15, 1967) and Xeroxes of sketches for four abandoned illustration. At Meyer's urging, the McGraws wrote another Oz Book The Forbidden Fountain of Oz that The International Wizard of Oz Club published in 1980. [With:] The Ozmapolitan. [Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1963]. 4 pp. 280 x 222 mm. Condition: edges slightly offset. Provenance: Fred M. Meyer Collection. The Merry Go Round in Oz issue created by Dick Martin, advertising the latest Oz Book.

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Our price: $13000.00 (€11310.00)
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Mother Goose in Prose. ERROR BOOK. Frank Baum. MAXFIELD PARRISH
Way and Williams, Chicago, 1897. Hardcover Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, 1st state based on only one free fly leaf at the end. 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; Mother Goose in Prose brought Parrish immediate recognition as a young book illustrator

Below is the list of printers error in this edition
1. Page 34 blank
2. Next page after 34 is 55
3. Verso of page 55 is page 36
4. Verso of page 37 is page 50 followed by page 51
5. Verso of page 51 is page 40
6. Verso of page 45 is 58 followed by 59
7. Verso of 59 is page 48 followed by page 49'
8. Verso of page 177 is page number 166 followed by 167
9. Verso of page 167 is page 180 followed by page 163
10, Verso of page 163 is page 184 followed by page 185
11. Next page is 175 with verso page 188 followed by page 189
12. Verso of page 189 is page 170 followed by page 171
13. Verso of page 171 is page 192 followed by page 193


Mother Goose in Prose brought Parrish immediate recognition as a young book illustrator

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Marvelous Land of Oz, Reilly & Britton, 1st edition, 1st state.
1st edition, 1st state. Reilly & Britton. Complete with all required 16 plates. Condition: Very Good. Contact fred_trust@yahoo.com. 1st state copies are very rare

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