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The Wizard of Oz

The Original Story on Which the Film is Based

by L. Frank Baum

1939



The Wizard of Oz book is a rare and collectable Oz book that was published in 1939 by Hutchinson & Co., London; and has 8 colour stills from the Metro Goldwyn Mayer film, which was released in the same year of 1939.


The Wizard of Oz front board, spine and back board features a wonderful colour wrap around illustration from the Wizard of Oz film featuring (amongst others) Dorothy played by Judy Garland, Ray Bolger as The Scarecrow and Jack Haley as The Tin Man. The frontispiece opposite the Title Page has a wonderful illustration of Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.


The original pictorial binding is in Very Good condition with slight edge wear and shelf lean.  Otherwise, the binding is very clean and fresh to the touch.


There are 208 numbered pages with line illustrations by W.W. Denslow and 8 colour stills from the Wizard of Oz film.


The title page has age toning, an inscription to the front free endpaper, and slight marks to the margins of a few pages, otherwise a very clean and attractive example of this rare and collectable Wizard of Oz book.


This is a very rare and collectable Wizard of Oz tie-in book published by Hutchinson in the same year as the release of The Wizard of Oz that starred Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley.





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Front Board

Back Board

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