Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [Circa 1903]. W. W. Denslow. Second edition, second printing, binding C. Hardcover. 259pp. Small quarto [23 cm] Green cloth over boards with lettering and pictorial stamping on the backstrip and front board (with the orange omitted from the crow's eye, and the period dropped after the author's name). The hinges are soft and the text block is cracked here and there. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front pastedown which has been crossed out, and there is a contemporary owner's inscription on the front flyleaf. Someone has colored a couple of the textual illustrations in with crayon. The fore-edge margin of the colored plate at p. 20 has been torn out, but laid in. All plates are present. P. 167- "bright daisies." P. 168- "scarlet." Bienvenue, p. 7. Good. Item #57105
An early Bobbs-Merrill Company printing of an early Oz title.