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 ( ERROR BOOK)- $4000
Way and Williams, Chicago, 1897. Hardcover Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, 1st state based on only one free fly leaf at the end. 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; Mother Goose in Prose brought Parrish immediate recognition as a young book illustrator

Below is the list of printers error in this edition
1. Page 34 blank
2. Next page after 34 is 55
3. Verso of page 55 is page 36
4. Verso of page 37 is page 50 followed by page 51
5. Verso of page 51 is page 40
6. Verso of page 45 is 58 followed by 59
7. Verso of 59 is page 48 followed by page 49'
8. Verso of page 177 is page number 166 followed by 167
9. Verso of page 167 is page 180 followed by page 163
10, Verso of page 163 is page 184 followed by page 185
11. Next page is 175 with verso page 188 followed by page 189
12. Verso of page 189 is page 170 followed by page 171
13. Verso of page 171 is page 192 followed by page 193


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