McGRAW, Eloise Jarvis (1915-2000) and Lauren McGraw Wagner. Merry Go Round in Oz. Lauren McGraw Wagner went back to her maiden name of Lauren Lynn McGraw, but is now an acclaimed painter under the name of Inanna McGraw.
Bound typed manuscript with numerous corrections in pencil with two pencil two studies (on three sheets) by Dick Martin tipped in and TLS laid in from the author to Fred M. Meyer, April 26, 1979 . 194 ff. Folio (285 x 220 mm). Dark red boards with gilt-lettered spine. Condition: minor soiling to spine edges, endpapers offset. Provenance: gift from Eloise Jarvis McGraw to Fred M. Meyer. original manuscript for the fortieth oz book with two sketches. Parts of the typescript for Merry Go Round in Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1963) are heavily annotated with many sections crossed out. The Martin sketches are for the endpapers and an omitted heading for Chapter 17. Meyer also bound in Xeroxes of correspondence of McGraw with Martin and Meyer (June 12, 1963 to March 15, 1967) and Xeroxes of sketches for four abandoned illustration. At Meyer's urging, the McGraws wrote another Oz Book The Forbidden Fountain of Oz that The International Wizard of Oz Club published in 1980. [With:] The Ozmapolitan. [Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1963]. 4 pp. 280 x 222 mm. Condition: edges slightly offset. Provenance: Fred M. Meyer Collection. The Merry Go Round in Oz issue created by Dick Martin, advertising the latest Oz Book.
Before I obtained this book, it was sold in 2008 Bloomsbury Auction for over $9000 including commissions.