THE WIZARD OF OZ L FRANK BAUM 1903 HC FINE++ WITH EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DUST JACKET. The 2 most significant and incredible elements of this book are 1 It has an original dust jacket!! And 2 It is in incredible condition - appears that it may not even have been read. This was found in an attic in a crate in a pile of early children's books - they hadn't been touched in many years. If I did my research correctly this is a 3rd printing, 2nd state printed between 1914 and 1918.I have scoured the internet and while I found a number of copies of the book (None in even close to as nice condition), not a single one had the dust jacket in fact, I could not find ANY earlier printed copy with a dust jacket!! - Noted Oz specialist Fred Trust in his collectors guide to oz books notes Oz books published prior to 1920 with dust jackets in acceptable condition are worth at least 10 times what the book is without the jacket!! The other exceptional fact about this book is it's incredible practically near mint condition!! With just a couple of small imperfections - a couple of small white marks from what must have been something set down on the book at some point (I did not try to clean but may be possible) and a tiny ding in the top of the cover. If you looked at the book without the dust jacket - you would never guess it was printed over 100 years ago!
While my specialty is not books, I can appreciate what a rare and incredible opportunity it is to acquire this book in this condition with the dust jacket!! I encourage anyone seriously interested to submit an offer. You accept the item as described with no additional assumptions. I endeavor to price most of my fixed price listings very competitively based on recent sales, market knowledge and condition of the listed item. That said - I will usually consider reasonable (80%-95% of listing price) offers.
The item "THE WIZARD OF OZ L FRANK BAUM 1903 HC FINE++ WITH EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DUST JACKET" is in sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "favorite_things" and is located in Long Beach, New York.
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