New York: The Century Co., 1905. Very Good. Item #8044
New York: The Century Co., 1905. First Edition, First State with terra-cotta illustrations on pages 169-236. Small quarto. 303 pages. Color illustrations by Richardson throughout. Green pictorial cloth. No dust jacket.
The events of Queen Zixi take place in two regions that border Oz, and the story was reportedly Baum's favorite and "nearer to the "old-fashioned" fairy tale than anything I have yet accomplished."
Boards are worn at extremities with exposure. Spine a bit faded. Binding gives a little but is sound. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Some smudging to preliminaries, but interior pages clean and unmarked.