Very Good / Very Good. Item #10914
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1949. First Edition in later state dust jacket with $2.50 price to front flap, and rear flap titles listed to "Shaggy Man." Large octavo. 254 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket. Gray cloth stamped in black with front cover paper label illustration in full color. Illustrated endpapers.
Dust jacket with light to moderate chipping and creasing along edges and some general rubbing. Boards lightly edgeworn, a few bumps to edges, spine ends nudged, and some surface scratching to rear. Binding is sound. Ownership page filled in once with ink, and then crossed out in pencil pencil with new owner's name atop. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked.
Thirty-eighth book in the Oz series, and second written by Jack Snow. Snow's two entries into the Oz-verse are notable as he 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 - 134].