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Baum (L. Frank) Father Goose His Book, colour illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, original pictorial boards, chipped and rubbed, 4to, Siegle, Hill & Co. [small ink stamp beneath reads 'Printed in America'], 1910.

⁂ Something of a bibliographical curiosity in the history of this charming children's book. The original publisher Hill, of Chicago, had pledged to publish the work in London. However, according to Baum "it was never done" (p. xxxviii The Annotated Wizard of Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Hearn, Michael Patrick, ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000).

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Baum (L. Frank) Father Goose His Book, colour illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, original pictorial boards, chipped and rubbed, 4to, Siegle, Hill & Co. [small ink stamp beneath reads 'Printed in America'], 1910.

⁂ Something of a bibliographical curiosity in the history of this charming children's book. The original publisher Hill, of Chicago, had pledged to publish the work in London. However, according to Baum "it was never done" (p. xxxviii The Annotated Wizard of Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Hearn, Michael Patrick, ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000).

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