NEW WONDERLAND. L. FRANK BAUM.
NEW WONDERLAND
NEW WONDERLAND
(VERBECK, FRANK)illus.

NEW WONDERLAND

BAUM,L.FRANK. A NEW WONDERLAND. NY: R.H. Russell 1900. 4to, cl. backed pictorial boards, x, 190p., frontis present as a high quality color facsimile (frontis is frequently lacking in this title), water stain on lower quadrant of book running through the book - which varies is visibility. Affected areas of pages sl. wavy, else a tight presentable copy. 1st ed., in the first state binding with pictorial endpapers. This is actually the FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITTEN BY BAUM (although Mother Goose In Prose reached publication before A New Wonderland, this was written earlier and delayed in publication). This is a marvelous fantasy taking place in Phunnyland inhabited by Princes Zingle and Fiddlecumdoo, Timtom and the Princesses Truella and Pattycake. Illustrated by FRANK VER BECK with pictorial endpapers, 16 2-color plates including title, plus numerous black and whites. This title, which was an obvious attempt to cash in on the popularity of Alice In Wonderland, was drastically reworked and later published as The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo. A notoriously rare Baum fantasy.

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Price: $3,000.00