Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. W. W. Denslow. First Edition. Item #08585
First issue of the text, in the original pictorial cloth "C" binding, with publisher's imprint in red capital letters with serifs, at foot of spine; quarto. All first issue text points are present: ad on verso of FFEP is enclosed in a box; page 14, line 1 with misprint ".....low wail on......"; page 81, 4th line from bottom with misprint "peices"; page 227, line 1, with misprint "While Tin Woodman..." The endpapers (pastedowns) are in the first state: front pastedown printed in gray and black - the rear pastedown is printed in red and black, with 13 lines surrounded by a border. Inserted title page and 23 other full color inserted plates; first state of the plate facing p. 34 with two dark blue dots on forehead of the moon and second state of the plate facing p. 92 without red shading above the horizon. Expertly recased, with 90% of the original spine laid down; internally clean and bright, with all plates in fine condition. Inner hinges strengthened, rear free end paper supplied, front free end paper is repaired at gutter, with Japan paper. A very good copy. Housed in a custom full leather clamshell box. Bienvenue & Schmidt, pp. 4-6.