THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ FIRST EDITION AND STATE IN B BINDING, WIZARDOFBAUM
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, 1899, L. FRANK BAUM AND WILLIAM DENSLOW, 291 PAGES WITH 24 PLATES (ORIGINAL PRICE $1.50)
All time childrens book can be yours and has the extremely rare B binding (with the O outside the C on the spine of Geo. M. Hill CO). . THIS IS THE NICEST EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE B BINDING FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE ON THE MARKET IN THE WORLD TODAY. CHECK ABEBOOKS.COM ALSO. CONDITION IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WITH THE UPCOMING 3-D WIZARD OF OZ MOVIES COMING OUT, THE INTEREST IN THIS BOOK WILL DOUBLE.
ONLY approximately 2,000 of these bindings were printed before it shifted over to the C binding (O inside the C on the spine). FIRST STATE POINTS: 1. back fixed endpaper printed in red and black, has a colophon of 11 lines of type surrounded by a printed decorative border 2. 24 color plates with plate 34 having two dots on the forehead of the moon (see pic) and red shading on the horizon on plate 92 3. no copyright date on verso of title page 4. peices (misprint) on page 81 and on page 14, has a misprint "low wail on and on page 227 has a misprint, While tin woodman...
a ORIGINAL SIGNATURE of L. FRANK BAUM FROM MY COLLECTION AS PICTURED COMES WITH THE BOOK..
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A CONDITION OF A BOOK AND HOW IT AFFECTS ITS VALUE. THERE ARE OTHER FIRST EDITION WIZARD OF OZ BOOKS ONLINE ON EBAY BUT NOTE THEIR CONDITION AND YOU WILL CLEARLY SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS BOOK AND OTHERS BEING SOLD ONLINE AND SPENDING A GOOD DEAL ON A RARE BOOK IS A GOOD INVESTMENT IF IT IS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AND IF NOT, YOUR WASTING YOU MONEY. http://www.ehow.com/video_4412455_evaluating-condition-rare-books.html
BELOW IS A LINK TO YOUTUBE OF MY HOME MUSEUM AND ITEMS ALWAYS FOR SALE..INQUIRE WITHIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9tk2wrzXo
Frank Baum is without question one of the greatest children writers of all times and here is his books still alive for those who wish to have a fantasy come true with history behind it..all books are in very good shape and complete,,I have over 450 FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE Baum books..come and enjoy,, 1. Front page article on the collection in ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, California,,,CIRCULATION over a MILLION....December 6, 2006 2. Eight page feature on collection in ORANGE COUNTY HOME MAGAZINE September 2004 issue...subscription 85,000 and total including sales from outside subscription is 250,000 copies of the magazine.COLORADO SPRINGS GAZZETE NEWSPAPER, Colorado, December 30, 2006 featured collection. 3. Featured collection at FREEMANS AUCTION HOUSE...Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4. Featured collection at PBA AUCTION HOUSE in San Francisco 5. Featured collection in ARIZONA REPUBLIC, January 27, 2007. Featured speaker at the Collectors Conference IV in Los Angeles (2007)on the Wizard of Oz books, etc.Regarded as worlds largest collection of L. Frank Baum books in first edition and first state. 6. Featured speaker at College of Appraisers Conference IV and also conference XV, Los Angeles, California on L. Frank Baum 7. Noted in Wikipedia Encyclopedia under Mark Shapiro, Baum Collector 8. See google.com under Mark Shapiro and his Wizard of Oz Collection for newspaper articles throughout the country. Check out WIZARDOFBAUM BLOG. 9. MY BLOG ON GOOGLE...WIZARDOFBAUM
I AM ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE COPYRIGHTED GUIDE...WIZARD OF BAUM, A GUIDE TO THE TRUE FIRST EDITIONS OF L. FRANK BAUM AND THE WIZARD OF OZ SERIES, RECENTLY ACCEPTED INTO THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
Wizard of Baum.
Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TXu001639909 / 2008-03-04
Application Title: Wizard of Baum.
Title: Wizard of Baum.
Description: Print material.
Copyright Claimant: Mark Shapiro, 1946- . Address: , Huntington Beach, CA, 92646.
Date of Creation: 2008
Authorship on Application: Mark Shapiro, 1946- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: Text.
Pre-existing Material: Photographs.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.
Names: Shapiro, Mark, 1946- http://wizardofbaum.blogspot.com/
. I AM THE WORLDS LARGEST COLLECTOR OF L. FRANK BAUM BOOKS WITH OVER 600 FIRST EDITION AND FIRST STATE BOOKS IN MARVELOUS CONDITION HAVING COLLECTED FOR OVER 30 YEARS. ANY INQUIRIES INTO ANY FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE BOOK
Simplified, first edition means all copies of a book (any book, not just Oz) printed any time from one type setting without any changes.
A state is a variation in a book, but still within the same printing. When books were manually printed, minor changes may have been made in the middle of a print run. For example, if after a number of copies are printed, the printer sees that a word had been misspelled. The type for that word alone would be changed. A new printing would not be necessary for something this minor. Copies before the correction would be considered the first state. Copies after the correction would be considered the second state. If a book doesn't change it is still the same edition. So, if an author changes the text, or if the pages need to be re-done for a paperback's smaller size, then substantial changes have been made and it's a new edition. When the publisher runs out of copies and prints new ones without making changes, then the edition is NOT changed, but now it is a new printing.
I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward.
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
Now we can cross the Shifting Sands.
Last words, to his wife Maud (6 May 1919), as quoted in Uncovering Lives : The Uneasy Alliance of Biography and Psychology (1994) by Alan C. Elms, p. 154
I believe that dreams — day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing — are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization