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The Purple Prince Of Oz


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Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson

Illustrator: John R. Neill

THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly. The Purple Prince of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee [1932]. 8vo, 281pp. Dark purple cloth with spine stamped in black and color pictorial label affixed to front. Pictorial endpapers; 12 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Edges and spine lightly rubbed, label lightly soiled, else an internally clean, bright copy with original color pictorial dust jacket (edge worn, some small tears, a number of small chips, the largest being at the base of spine panel measuring 1” x 1½”, price-clipped, lightly soiled).

First edition, binding state A, in first state dust jacket. From the collections of Oz historian James E. Haff and Oz Club “Executive Secretary” Fred M. Meyer. The 26th book in the canonical Oz series and the 12th written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. While visiting the neighboring kingdom of Pumperdink (incognito), Prince Randy of Regalia gets into adventures with Kabumpo, the Elegant Elephant. Bienvenue p114.