Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co. 1960. Dick Martin. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [28.5 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. Near fine. The edges are barely perceptibly rubbed. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with light rubbing. The edges are creased and have several small closed tears. Price-clipped. Item #22443
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900 and was an instant success. It was adapted as a musical on Broadway in 1903 to great critical acclaim. Encouraged by positive reviews, Baum turned his full attentions to writing.