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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

The World of Oz


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Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: John R. Neill

BAUM, L. Frank. The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co [1913]. 8vo, 342pp + [6] advts. Light green cloth pictorially stamped in dark green, orange, and yellow. Color pictorial endpapers; b&w and color illustrations throughout. Spine ends a tad rubbed, corners less so, else a remarkably clean, bright copy. Rare in this extraordinary condition!

First edition, first state with the error “CHAP. THREE” overlapping the text on p. 35. The 7th book in the Oz series. After attempting to end the Oz series in 1910 with the publication of The Emerald City of Oz, Baum found his next two novels didn’t sell nearly as well and so decided to reopen his beloved series by telling his readers that stories were coming from Oz via wireless telegraph – nearly as magical as anything in Ozma’s realm! When Unc Nunkie is accidentally turned into a statue, it is up to Ojo the Munchkin boy and Scraps – the Patchwork Girl of Oz – to find the magical ingredients that will cure Unc Nunkie. Joining Ojo and Scraps on this daring quest are Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Bungle the glass cat, and the amazing Woozy. Bievenue p.52.