Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Arts and Crafts of Publishing in Chicago, 1900 [with] A Bookbinder’s Analysis of the First Edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Michael Riley. Leaf Book, Peter E. Hanff, Frank Baum.

Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Arts and Crafts of Publishing in Chicago, 1900 [with] A Bookbinder’s Analysis of the First Edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Michael Riley.

2011. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2011.

Folio, 141, [6]; [2], 47, [5] pp. The leaf book is bound in quarter green cloth over illustrated boards; the bookbinder’s analysis in printed and illustrated stiff wrappers. In a brown cloth covered slipcase. As new.

§ With an original leaf from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz printed in Chicago in 1900. These two works bring together important new scholarship on the printing and design history of an American classic. The leaf in this copy is page 144, bearing 27 lines of text and the scarecrow standing in a field with arms outstretched while eight crows fly overhead. Item #104968

Price: $375.00