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The Wizard of Oz


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Author: L. Frank Baum (Michael Patrick Hearn -- Editor)

Illustrator: W.W. Denslow

BAUM, L[yman] Frank. The Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Michael Patrick Hearn – Editor. [NY: Schocken, 1983]. 8vo, xiv 306pp. Black cloth with spine stamped in gilt. 24 full-page half-tone illustrations. Spine ends slightly rubbed, else a fine copy in original pictorial dust jacket (spine minutely sunned, minute wear to spine ends and corners).

First printing of this “Critical Heritage Series” edition. In addition to Baum’s full text and Denslow’s color plates reproduced in half-tone, this volume features a treasure trove of critical discussion about this beloved book by famed authors and critics such as James Thurber, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Martin Gardner, Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal.