Item #64324 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum, Barry Moser.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. Barry Moser. First printing of The Pennyroyal Press Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 268pp. Square octavo [24 cm] 1/4 black vinyl cloth with gray cloth over boards. Green endpapers. Top edge of front board has minimal toning and the front board is also very slightly cocked. Dust jacket is in very good + condition, with some small scratches and barely noticeable discoloration to front panel. Very good + / very good +. Item #64324
ISBN: 0520058224

Signed in black ink by Barry Moser on the title page.
With an appreciation by Justin G. Schiller.

Illustrated with 62 wood engravings by Barry Moser.

From the dust jacket-

"While he was on vacation in the West Indies, Moser watched a huge storm from the porch of his rented cottage. Against the violently darkening backdrop of sea and sky, he imagined - "saw" - a disembodied head in the midst of the storm, and thought - "the Wizard of Oz!" From that beginning came an interpretation of Dorothy's adventures which matches in excitement and originality Moser's celebrated vision of the adventures of another young lady, Alice."

Price: $100.00

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