The New Wizard of Oz

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Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: W.W. Denslow

BAUM, L[yman] Frank. The New Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W[illiam] W[allace] Denslow. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill [1925]. 8vo, [x] 208pp. Dark green cloth pictorially stamped in purple. 8 half-tone photos and numerous b&w textual illustrations. A bit of wear at corners and spine ends, covers a tad spotted, hinge starting at pp 66, else a bright, clean copy.

1925 Photoplay edition featuring photographs from the 1925 silent film adaptation which was directed by Larry Semon (who also played the Scarecrow) and starred Semon’s wife, Dorothy Dwan, as Dorothy. It also featured a young Oliver Hardy as the Tin Woodman. The film’s plot was changed from the book (as is evident in the photos and their captions), but the text is Baum’s iconic American fairy tale, not the movie’s story. Bienvenue p11.