I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart. Here we offer a 2010 “heirloom quality” reproduction of the 1900 first edition of L Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published by George M. Hill Company, New York, here recreated in precise detail by Charles Winthrop & Sons, personally signed by Baum’s great-grandson, Robert Baum, and hand-numbered. Oz was an extravagant book when published in 1900 and this is the highest-quality facsimile available: large, colorful and well-made with the best quality pulp and cloth and precisely detailed in its reproduction. The original book came in a highly-acidic oaktag dust jacket that degraded within a decade or so. I have never seen a complete one. This facsimile comes wrapped in an acid-free professional facsimile of the first edition dust jacket that you can get only here. Printed with archival inks on a heavy olive green sheet of ph-neutral, vellum-textured French art paper. Also included is a collection of ephemera. A signed letter from Robert Baum. First edition collectors’ publishing notes; a copy of the original ads for the book and period reviews; and, lastly, an attractive. Color-laminated map of the lands of Oz. The book measures approximately 7 x 9-inches. This absolutely wonderful book will make a delightful addition to your collection or a very special and thoughtful gift. Have you seen all the amazing first and rare editions of iconic books we offer? — other auctions of classic antiquarian literature and special gifts! Thank you for your interest! The item “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Deluxe Facs of 1900 First Edition withMAPL. Frank Baum” is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “iconicfirsts” and is located in Bronx, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: L. Frank Baum
- Original/Facsimile: Facsimile
- Character Family: Wizard of Oz
- Special Attributes: Illustrated