The Magical Monarch of Mo

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Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: Evelyn Copelman

BAUM, L[yman] Frank. The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People. Illustrations by Evelyn Copelman. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill [1947]. 8vo, 187pp. Green cloth stamped in gilt. 8 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Light rubbing to spine ends and upper corners, else a near fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (a few tiny chips at edges, spine lightly sunned, small damp-stain at bottom of front panel).

Second edition, first printing. Originally published in 1899 as A New Wonderland, then revised and reissued under this title in 1903, this book of nonsense stories captures the humor and beauty of L. Frank Baum’s prose. Colorfully illustrated by Evelyn Copelman, best-known for her 1949 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.