Wizard of Oz


Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: W.W. Denslow

BAUM, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz. Line Illustrations by W. W. Denslow. 8 Colour Stills from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film. London: Hutchinson and Co. (1940). 4to, [vi] 208pp. Color pictorial boards. 8 color movie stills and numerous line drawings. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, lightest soiling to top of front and rear boards, edges of sheets a tad foxed, else an internally clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (lightly soiled, 1” closed tear at head of spine, traces of edgewear).

First UK MGM movie edition. The only film edition of Baum’s classic novel issued during the film’s original release with color stills from the movie! A wonderful edition of The Wizard of Oz in an exceedingly scarce dust jacket. By far, the nicest copy of this much sought-after edition we have seen in many, many years.