Frank Baum Non Oz books
January 1, 2002
www.RareOzBooks.com - Collectible, Rare, First editions > Frank Baum Non Oz books > 1897 - Mother Goose in Prose 1st edition - $5000
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. 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.

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

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