Very Good + / Very Good. Item #10913
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1946. First Edition in First State dust jacket with Harry Hansen essay, "Oz Books Now Classics," to rear flap. Large octavo. 242 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with original $1.75 price present. Gray cloth stamped in black with front cover paper label illustration in full color. Endpapers illustrated in green.
Dust jacket with light to moderate chipping and creasing along edges and a few short closed tears. Boards lightly edgeworn with minor fraying at crown and top corners slightly bumped. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Thirty-seventh book in the Oz series, and first written by Jack Snow. Notable as Snow was quick to dismiss contributions by Ruth Plumly Thompson and John R. Neill, opting to continue the series in a style he believed was more consistent with Baum's original vision, with a darker and more serious tone.
[Bienvenue & Schmidt pp. 131 - 133].