The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank Baum
Rare first edition, first state of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, from the author of Wizard of Oz. With sections printed as ‘Book First’, Book Second‘ and ‘Book Third’ – later issues printed ‘Youth’, Manhood‘ and ‘Old Age’. In very good condition.
Illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark. With 20 illustrations, 6 in full colour including the frontis and the remaining 14 in 2 colours. Clean red pictorial cloth with darkened spine colour. Light wear to the corners. Illustrated end papers. Rear hinge is cracked and front hinge beginning to crack. Pencil gift inscription dated 1903 from Santa Claus on front free page. Clean contents with a few smudges. 8vo 206 pp
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