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. Purple cloth with spine stamped pictorially in black and color pictorial paper label affixed to front. Pictorial endpapers; 12 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners and cover label slightly so, hinges mended, else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (one-inch chip missing from base of spine panel, some small chips at head of spine and corners, a few clean tears and some creasing, lightly soiled, price-clipped).

First edition, first state, binding A (with publisher’s spine imprint in “boldface,”) first state dust jacket (listing to this title on rear flap). From the collections of James E. Haff and Fred M. Meyer, both important members and officers of the International Wizard of Oz Club. Prince Randy of Regalia sets out to prove his right to be a royal and makes a genuine trip over the rainbow to Oz in the company of the legendary Red Jinn and the incredibly Elegant Elephant Kabumpo. The 26th Oz book and the 12th written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Bienvenue p114.