01 - Wizard of Oz (c.1899)
WIZARD OF OZ Book Rare Blue Denslow Poster Cover Baum. Here is a rare version of "The Wizard of Oz", 1st of the Oz books written by L Frank Baum. Copyright 1956 by Reilly & Lee, this is the only printing of this 1964 cover version, which later morphed into one of the "white cover" books which are quite common. According to Bibliographia Oziana, this "blue cover" printing was only printed in 1964, and was replaced by the white cover version in 1965, which accounts for its rarity.
The blue cover illustration is integral to the front and rear cover, and is adapted from a 1900 W. W. Denslow poster advertising the Wizard of Oz. The eye-popping endpapers depict a red and purple Denslow poppy illustration. There are also single color (blue, red, and green depending on section) Denslow illustrations throughout the text. Condition: Very Good. Name in Front left end papers. Price: $70. Contact fred_trust@yahoo.com

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