|DUNHAM, Curtis. The Golden Goblin. Or, The Flying Dutchman, Junior. A pleasant fantasy for children based on the most fascinating of all undying legends. Told in prose and verse by Curtis Dunham, Author of Two in a Zoo, and in pictures by George F. Kerr. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, . 8vo, [xvi] 191pp. Blue cloth pictorially stamped in light blue, red and gilt. 8 full-color plates, 39 two-color illustrations and numerous one color decorations. A bright copy with light rubbing to the spine ends and corners, slight scratching to the rear exterior hinge, else an internally bright copy.
First Edition. A beautiful copy of this early effort to build off of the success of the Wizard of Oz books by creating a similar story. Kerr's illustrations consist of eight full-page color plates as well as 39 two-color pictures, plus monochrome images and decorations that run under the text, very much in the style of the Denslow's work on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dunham's story involves two children, Jan and Gurtruida, who are shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean, and are picked up by the Flying Dutchman and accompany him on adventures. An interesting book for collectors of Baum's Oz books as well as fans of W. W. Denslow's art.