The New Wizard of Oz. L. Frank BAUM.
The New Wizard of Oz.
The New Wizard of Oz.

The New Wizard of Oz.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1944]. Hardcover. Illustrations by Evelyn Copelman. Small 4to. Red cloth spine and dark grey paper over boards with gilt lettering and black pictorial stamping. 209pp. Line drawings, 8 full-page color plates. Very good. Mild edgewear; endpapers a bit age toned; front pastedown bears (adult) ownership signature and wonderfully juvenile crayoned "(Four Days to read) (Kathy)" ownership signature. Item #45159

Attractive later printing of the 1944 reissue with different illustrations -- this copy bearing a modern extra-illustration in the form of a unique added frontispiece: Printed reproduction on period paper of an artist's rendering of the smiling Oz coroner holding up a "Certificate of Death" scroll as he stands in front of Dorothy's crashed home with the Wicked Witch of the East's legs protruding from underneath; at upper left of this a fine 4" X 2½" card is affixed bearing Meinhardt Raabe's signature in bold blue ballpoint at center, beneath which he pens "Munchkin Coroner '39" and dates it 2 February 1990 at upper right. Raabe (1915-2010) was one of the last surviving Munchkin actors at the time of his death. HANFF 41, #3 note.

Price: $100.00

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