The New Wizard of Oz*

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Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: Leonard Weisgard



BAUM, L[yman] Frank. The New Wizard of Oz. Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard. Garden City, NY: Junior Deluxe Editions [1955]. 12mo, 192pp. Yellow cloth spine pictorially stamped in blue and black with grey cloth pictorially stamped in blue and black. Blue endpapers; color frontispiece and numerous full and half-page b&w illustrations, first word of each chapter in blue. Light rubbing to spine ends and upper corners, small rubbed spot on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (some tiny nicks along upper edge, spine a tad sunned). With a bookplate signed by the artist, Leonard Weisgard, laid-in.

First Weisgard illustrated edition, issued from the Junior Deluxe Editions book club. Caldecott Medalist, Leonard Weisgard captures the adventure and wonder of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale in this delightful edition.