Very Good -. Item #11252
Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1913. First Edition with "Little Wizard Series" to front cover and "The Reilly & Britton Co." to title page. Small octavo. 29 pp. Color illustrations. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Illustrated endpapers, printed in blue.
Boards edgeworn, with heaviest wear along spine with exposure. Binding nevertheless holding. Ownership inscription in two places to front endpapers.
Promoted as "Oz books in miniature," the Little Wizard series was published in hopes of reaching a younger audience, and to get Baum's audience excited for his work after the slow sales of The Sea Fairies and Sky Island. Scarce in retail.