Silver Princess in Oz


Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson

Illustrator: John R. Neill

THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly. The Silver Princess of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee [1938]. 8vo, 255pp. Blue cloth with spine pictorially stamped in black and color pictorial paper label affixed to the front. Pictorial endpapers; numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends and lower corners slightly rubbed, some faint spotting to rear cover, front hinge mended, else a near fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (2” closed tear at bottom of rear panel, some wear and chipping along folds and edges, 2” x 2” faint dampstain in upper right corner of front panel).

First edition, first state (illustrated endpapers, 16-page gatherings,) binding A (silver embellishments on front and illustration of a girl’s face on spine,) first state dust jacket (metallic silver embellishments, listing only to this title on rear flap). From the collection of Fred M. Meyer, long-time Secretary of the International Wizard of Oz Club. King Randy of Regalia, frustrated and bored with his royal routine, sets out with his friend Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant on an excursion through the countryside. The 32nd Oz book and the 18th and penultimate title written by Ruth Plumly Thompson for Reilly & Lee. Bienvenue p120.