First edition, first issue, of the last Oz book published in Baum's lifetime.
Very good plus.
"An egg is the only thing I'm afraid of."
The wicked old Nome King drinks of the waters of Oblivion in this 13th Oz title, the penultimate Oz book written by Baum and the very last to be published before his death. Infused with nostalgia for its own beginnings, full of the wistful charm that sits quietly beneath even the most boisterous and optimistic installments in the series, THE MAGIC OF OZ calls back old enemies and renders them harmlessly forgetful of themselves and their natures, with only the reader and the wise rulers of the Emerald City left to remember the mighty passions of the furious Nome King of old: "'You are all strangers. I – I'm a stranger to myself,' he said."
Read more: Hanff & Greene, Bibliographia Oziana; Bienvenue, The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum, 79.
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co, (1919). 9'' x 6.5''. Original green cloth with mounted pictorial illustration. Publisher's advertisement on ownership page verso, listing 11 books; the last is The Tin Woodman of Oz. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Twelve color plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Neill. 265,  pages. Owner's name in pencil to front pastedown. Faint chipping to edges of mounted cover illustration. Light bumping to extremities; faint rubbing to spine.
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