PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

(Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [c. 1945]).

A VERY EARLY OZ STORY, here presented in a format similar to the first edition. THE PATCHWORK GIRL, who calls herself "Scraps", was the seventh Oz story published. In the previous story magic was used to isolate Oz from all contact with the outside world. Baum had done this intending it to end the Oz series but various reasons, including financial difficulties, led him to change his mind. He reconciles Oz's isolation with the appearance of a new book by explaining that Dorothy sent him this story by wireless. At a later point in his life, Baum stated that he considered THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ "one of the two best books of my career", the other being THE SEA FAIRIES.
PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ was also one of the earliest Oz stories adapted to film, that being a 1914 silent movie, the first film made by Baum's short-lived Oz Film Manufacturing Company. Item #31160

Illustrated in black & white by John R. Neill. 8vo, publisher's original tan cloth with colorful pictorial paste-down cover and pictorial endpapers in black and white. 341, ads. A very good copy throughout with clean pages and illustrations, the hinges well preserved and strong, wear at the head of the spine panel and the cover with a bit of rubbing.

Price: $35.00