The Woggle-Bug Book
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905. Very Good. Item #11233
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905. First Edition in second state binding B with pale-yellow background and "The Woggle-Bug Book" printed in yellow to rear. Folio. 48 pp. Color illustrations throughout. Recent green cloth spine; thin pictorial cardboard covers.
Expertly repaired with new green cloth spine, repair of corners, minor tears repaired, cleaned, tape removed. General smudging and rubbing, binding sound, preliminaries foxed, but overall pages unmarked and legible throughout.
Published to coincide with the play of the same name, the book itself faired poorly and the play closed soon after opening. Due to its large format and fragile nature, one of the harder-to-find Baum items.
[Bienvenue & Schmidt 217-219 pp.].