Frank Baum Non Oz books
January 1, 2002
The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, [1901], 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-18] 1-245 [246: blank], twelve inserted plates with illustrations in color and other black and white sketches in the text by F. Y. Corey, title page printed in red and black, original olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, pictorial paper overlay on front plate. First edition, first state with "The Bowen-Merrill Company" on copyright measuring 1 21/32 inches in length and gatherings sewn in eights. "This 'fairy tale founded upon the wonders of electricity' might be considered a venture into the realm of science fiction. It is the story of a boy who, in the course of his experimentations with the electrical equipment that fills his room, accidentally touches the Master Key and summons up the Demon of Electricity." Condition: Near Fine.

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