Wednesday, January 13, 2010
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ..FIRST EDITION AND FIRST STATE BOOK, $60,000
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, 1899, L. FRANK BAUM AND WILLIAM DENSLOW, 291 PAGES WITH 24 PLATES (ORIGINAL PRICE $1.50)
The 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).
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
This book is in ORIGINAL CONDITION and one on abebooks is selling for $100,000..see below: Serious collectors inquire within and you can be assured, this will be one of your best investments in the years to come for this book, in itself, will always go up in value because of its scarcity.
Price: US$ 100000.00
(Florence, OR, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Book Description: Geo. M. Hill, 1899. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. True First. This is it, the one you've been looking for! This is a True First Edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899, 1900). All points for state B are present (state A was a ltd printing for the author's friends); all plates present. This book has had some restoration, highly professional work which has left the book in Very Good or better condition. Scans and points details available on request. Reference for verification of points: Bibliographia Oziana. (NOTE: We also have a verified Baum signature available, for your consideration! Ask for information.). Bookseller Inventory # 011813
Original L. Frank Baum bookplate included ALONG with a ORIGINAL SIGNATURE FROM MY COLLECTION.
See this link for provenance
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 350 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. FIRST EDITION L. FRANK BAUM WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ SERIES OF BOOKS (14), ON DISPLAY IN THE WAMEGO, KANSAS, WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ MUSEUM
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