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The wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and ...Show synopsisThe wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and into a world of enchanting folklore. As a gentle young man, Santa makes his first toy and discovers his destiny for years to come--as a purveyor of happiness for children around the world. Illustrated throughout.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green...Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green/tan/white. Second edition with the marginal illustrations and the chapter headings of Youth, Manhood, Old Age. Color plates. This is the first edition with the Bobbs-Merrill imprint (with full page text illus. on p. 207) [See the Baum Bugle, Winter 1999 for points. ] This condition nears very good, but there is a partial water ring near the crescent moon on the front cover and the rear hinge appears to have been re-glued at some point.
Description:Illustr by Mary Cowles Clark, 9.25 x 7, pict cloth, 206 pp, rear...Illustr by Mary Cowles Clark, 9.25 x 7, pict cloth, 206 pp, rear inner hinge starting to tear, back cover top bumped, spine ends worn, covers rubbed. FIRST ED, Second Printing.
Description:Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12"...Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. VG+, no dj. Text and end papers near fine. First Edition second state. Red cloth with green/red/white cover illustration. Color illustrations are clean and bright. An exceptional copy with lightly rubbed cover illustrations. Bottom of spine is slightly frayed, light wear to top of spine. Tiny nick to cloth on top edge. Slight fading of spine cloth. Digital photo on request. Clean covers. 206 pages; frontis, color / colour plates, illustrated; 24 cm.
Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bowen-Merrill Company
Description:Large octavo, pp. ix + 205. Recent full red morocco, lettering...Large octavo, pp. ix + 205. Recent full red morocco, lettering and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated title and contents pages and colour illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Very light occasional foxing but overall a very good copy in a handsome binding. Published the same year as the first edition.
Description:With many pictures by Mary Cowles Clark. First Edition, First...With many pictures by Mary Cowles Clark. First Edition, First State BAUM, L. Frank. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. With many pictures by Mary Cowles Clark. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1902. First edition, first state (with section headings “Book First, ” “Book Second, ” and “Book Third, ” and with no text illustrations except for the dedication leaf and first page of the table of contents). Octavo (9 x 6 7/8 inches; 229 x 173 mm). 206 pp. Color title and nineteen plates (five in full color and the rest in two colors). Original red pictorial cloth. Color pictorial endpapers. Light wear to extremities and and rubbing to front board. Head and tail of the spine with minor fraying and spine slightly darkened. Marginal closed tears to pages 71 not affecting text and 136, barely affecting text. An old ink inscription, dated “Xmas 1905, ” on front blank. Pencil markings and erasure marks to front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy. Baughman 58. Schiller 80. HBS 65731. $1, 000. Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
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