The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow. Here's a beautiful facsimile of the rare first edition of the first Oz adventure ever written - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Filled with all the beautiful features that make the rare first edition so collectible, Oz lovers of all ages can now revel in:
All of Baum's original text, printed in large, easy-to-read type.
All of Denslow's original 24 color plates.
All of Denslow's original 130-plus two-color illustrations.
Denslow's original beautiful three-color pictorial binding.
This stunning edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features color pictures on nearly every spread. Denslow's 24 stunning color plates capture the high points of Dorothy's adventures, while his 130-plus two-color illustrations surround the text, fill the margins, even have the text printed over them. And the second color in the pictures changes to match the region of Oz Dorothy and her companions are in: green for the Emerald City, red for the Poppy Field, and so on. Denslow worked closely with Baum on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The result was Oz as L. Frank Baum first imagined it. The effect Denslow achieved is a mesmerizing vision of Oz. Five generations have turned to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for entertainment and enchantment. Here's a chance for you and your children to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the form Baum originally intended. Ages 8 and up. 267pp.