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Here we offer a 2010 "heirloom quality" reproduction of the 1900 first edition of L Frank Baum's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published by George M. Hill Company, New York, here recreated in precise detail by Charles Winthrop & Sons, perso nally signed by Baum's great-grandson, Robert Baum, and hand-numbered. Oz was an extravagant book when published in 1900 and this is the highest-quality facsimile available: large, colorful and well-made with the best quality pulp and cloth and precisely detailed in its reproduction.
The original book came in a highly-acidic oaktag dust jacket that degraded within a decade or so. I have never seen even an image of a complete one. This book comes wrapped in a facsimile of the first edition dust jacket that you can only get here. Printed with archival inks on a heavy emerald-green sheet of ph-neutral, vellum-textured French art paper.
Also included is a collection of ephemera. A letter from Robert Baum (in addition to the signed page); publisher's notes; a copy of the original ads for the book and period reviews; and an attractive. Color-laminated map of the lands of Oz. The book measures approximately 7 x 9-inches. This absolutely wonderful book will make a delightful addition to your collection or a very special and thoughtful gift.
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