Wishing Horse of Oz


Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson

Illustrator: John R. Neill

THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly. The Wishing Horse of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee [1935]. 8vo, 298pp. Slate gray cloth with spine pictorially stamped in black and color pictorial paper label affixed to the front. 12 full-color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Head of spine and upper front corner slightly bumped, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (several small chips at edges, a few small, clean tears, some general wear to edges).

First edition (with 12 color plates,) in first state dust jacket (listing only to this title on rear flap). The last of the original Oz books to be issued with color plates. When three emerald necklaces cause everyone in Oz to forget all about Princess Ozma, the Wizard, and Glinda the Good and acknowledge instead a fat old king named Skamperoo as supreme ruler, all of Oz is in trouble! The 29th Oz book, and the 15th by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Bienvenue p117.