Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. Neill, John R. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2335456
First edition, first printing, binding A (Bienvenue p. 34). Hinges weakening, boards a bit rubbed and soiled, ink name inside.
256 pp. 8vo. Light blue cloth, black titles and Tin Woodman spine vignette, color picture plate mounted on front board, black and yellow illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece and plates (16 in total) by John R. Neill. The fourth book in Baum's immortal Oz series. Includes black-and-white illustrations from the original drawings by John R. Neill. "A California earthquake sends Dorothy Gale and her new friends--Zeb the farm boy, Jim the cab-horse, and Eureka the mischievous kitten--tumbling through a crack in the ground. Deep beneath the earth, Dorothy is reunited with her old friend the Wizard of Oz and his troupe of nine tiny piglets. Together, Dorothy, the Wizard, and their friends travel through many fantastic lands, where they encounter the Mangaboos, people growing like vegetables in the ground; cross the Valley of Voe, where dama-fruit has turned everyone invisible; and are captured by mysterious flying Gargoyles. At last, the intrepid travelers reach Oz, where they have many unforgettable encounters with such favorites as the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, Princess Ozma and the wooden Sawhorse. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth Oz adventure. First published in 1908, it has captured the imaginations of young readers and listeners for four generations."