The Scalawagons of Oz
The Scalawagons of Oz

[WIZARD OF OZ]. NEILL, John R. (author and illustrator). The Scalawagons of Oz.

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[WIZARD OF OZ]. NEILL, John R. (author and illustrator). The Scalawagons of Oz. Chicago; Reilly & Lee. 1941.

4to. Original brick red cloth with full-size pictorial plate onlaid to upper cover, spine printed and decorated in black, pictorial endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [xvi], 17-309; with black-and-white illustrations throughout in profusion; externally and internally near fine with the ownership panel uncompleted, a tiny and almost unnoticeable splash mark to one leaf of text, and some earlier cracking (now carefully repaired) to upper hinge; the original, unclipped dustwrapper ($1.50) very largely whole but with some wear including a trace of light rubbing, narrow fraying along lower edge of both panels, chipping to corners, loss to foot of spine (60mm long x 23mm deep), and 3 areas of thumbnail loss to head.
First edition, first issue (Greene, Hanff, Martin, etc. Bibliographia Oziana, xxv). The dustwrapper also in first state bearing the correct price of $1.50; with the hyphenated spine in red; listing titles up to, and including, this one; and with Scallywagons of Oz misspelt to the wrapper flap.