First edition, first issue of the first Oz book both written and illustrated by Neill, who illustrated every Oz book from 1904 to 1942.
THE WONDER CITY OF OZ
After Baum had a falling out with W.W. Denslow, the illustrator of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, John R. Neill took on the job of illustrating the second Oz book, THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ (1904). He continued illustrating the series beyond Baum's death, providing the legitimacy of continuity for Ruth Plumly Thompson, Baum's successor. WONDER CITY OF OZ is the first of three Oz books written (and illustrated) by Neill after Thompson stepped back; his authored works are considered part of the Famous Forty, the Oz canon.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1940). Original light blue cloth, pictorial paste-on. In original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, listing titles through this title. 318 pages. Book pristine. Jacket with a few neat repairs on verso.
Fine in very good plus jacket.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 10 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All items are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions), first editions (i.e. first printings), unless otherwise noted. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All items subject to prior sale. Domestic orders over $250 and international orders over $500 ship gratis. We use USPS unless otherwise requested. Expedited, overnight, or international shipping, as well as other carriers, may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to accomodate institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.