Master Key


Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: Nick Bruel


BAUM, L[yman] Frank. The Master Key. An Electrical Fairy Tale. Illustrated by Nick Bruel. NY: Books of Wonder, 1997. 8vo, [viii] 152pp. Grey cloth with spine stamped in gold. Pictorial endpapers; 22 b&w full-page illustrations and b&w illustrated chapter headings. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed and numbered by the artist, Nick Bruel, on a limitation leaf hand-colored by the artist.

First Nick Bruel illustrated edition, deluxe issue, being one of 35 signed and numbered copies with a hand-colored plate. Originally published in 1901, this original fairy tale about an electrical genii by L. Frank Baum features illustrations by NY Times best-selling illustrator Nick Bruel.