Baum's American Fairy Tales
Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: George O'Connor
BAUM, L[yman] Frank. Baum’s American Fairy Tales. Illustrated by George O’Connor. NY: Books of Wonder, 1997. 8vo, [vi] 162pp. Navy cloth with spine stamped in silver. Pictorial endpapers; hand-colored limitation leaf, 16 one-page and numerous smaller b&w illustrations. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed and numbered by the artist, George O’Connor, on a hand-colored limitation leaf.
Deluxe edition, being number 23 of 35 signed and numbered copies with a limitation leaf hand-colored by the artist. A limited edition of 350 was also released whose limitation leaf featured the b&w illustration, but was not hand-colored. Originally published in 1901 by George M. Hill, and later expanded with three new tales by Bobbs-Merrill in a 1908 second edition, this edition’s text is based on the 1920’s third edition in which the stories were reordered. A series of 15 humorous fairy tales set in America by the beloved author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, featuring stunning new illustrations by acclaimed artist and graphic novelist George O’Connor.